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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Nightly Recap: Lundqvist is Human

-The Islanders are able to solve red hot Henrik Lundqvist as they knock off the Rangers 3 - 2. Coming into tonights game, Lundqvist had not allowed more than one goal in his past four games. Miroslav Satan scored the winner and he now has 9 points in his past six. The Islanders scored all three goals in the 3rd period, the Rangers were out of gas, looking like a team that was playing their third game in four nights. Lundqvist is the only goaltender to have played every minute in each of his teams game this season, it is clear that these guys need a rest. (Except for Sean Avery, he is a ball of energy every time he gets out on the ice, his hustle earned him one assist tonight.)

Islander Mike Comrie's speed in the offensive zone, along with his puck handling ability lead him to 2 assists this game, including the tying goal on the powerplay. Here is Comrie setting up Ruslan Fedotenko to tie the game, he fakes the through the legs drop pass and it throws off the defenders, giving him room to make the play. He had been trying to pull dangles like that all game, The Rangers defense gave Comrie room to move and he made them pay.

-The Ottawa Senators completely outplay the Toronto Maple Leafs and win 5 - 1. The Senators scored two quick goals in the first period off defensive miscues by Toronto and didn't look back. Ottawa's offense was working on all cylinders as all five goals were scored by five different players. Marty Gerber continues to play well stopping 30 of 31. The win gave the Senators the record for most points after fourteen games with 26 (13-1-0).

- Todd White scored his 100th career goal to give the Thrashers the 2 - 1 victory over the Capitals. Entering the game Ilya Kovalchuk needed a hat trick to be the first player in history to score three hat tricks in consecutive games, while he was unsuccessful, he did manage to score one goal.

Tomorrow's Games (all times Eastern)
7:00pm BOS@BUF, PHI@PIT (TSN),
7:30pm NSH@DET, FLA@TB,
8:30pm CLB@CHI,
9:30pm EDM@COL (TSN)
10:00pm PHX@ANA
10:30pm DAL@SJ

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