Posts Tagged ‘Kyle Okposo’

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Islanders cruise past the Red Wings

January 13, 2010

Rob Schremp had two goals

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The New York Islanders and Detroit Red Wings both returned East after successful western trips.

Only the host Islanders brought their game back with them.

Rob Schremp posted his first two-goal game in the NHL, and Dwayne Roloson earned perhaps the easiest shutout of his career in New York’s 6-0 victory over the lifeless Red Wings on Tuesday night.

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Islanders feast on some home-cooking

December 12, 2009

Frans Nielsen beat Tim Thomas for the game winner in overtime

 

The Islanders snapped a three-game losing streak with Frans Nielsen’s breakaway backhander 24 seconds into overtime. Dwayne Roloson was great once again in goal and held the Islanders in the game despite being outshot 17-3 by the Bruins in the third period.Matt Moulson had a goal and an assist for the Islanders (12-13-7), Rob Schremp scored his first NHL goal, and Kyle Okposo had two assists.

“That one was from juniors,” Schremp joked. “That was fun. I was excited. It was just nice to see the goal get past the line.”

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Islanders look home-sick

December 10, 2009

Scott Gordon's Isles have lost 4 of their last 5.

 Toronto’s Jason Blake knocked home a bouncing puck with less than 5 minutes remaining against his former team, and the Maple Leafs held on for a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night.  Despite John Tavares’ two power-play goals to tie the game in the third period, the Islanders headed back home to New York without a point. 

Goalie Dwayne Roloson was the star of the show last time in Toronto, making 58 saves en route to a 4-3 victory.   16 days removed from his miraculous performance against the Leafs,  he could not match his heroic effort from weeks prior.

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Flyers out hustle, out muscle, Islanders in 2-1 win

November 26, 2009

Scott Hartnell scored the game-winner for the Flyers

Despite grabbing the Flyers’ most potent Islander-killer of years past in Martin Biron (12-1-0 against the Islanders), New York still couldn’t beat Philadelphia on Long Island last night.  The Islanders went all of last year without beating Philadelphia, and although Biron was solid in net,  the Islanders didn’t give him much help.  The Isles registered only one shot on goal in the third period that was tied 1-1 until Scott Hartnell’s game-winner at 14:33.  The Islanders had 28 shots throughout the first two periods, but seemed to tire towards the end as the Flyers were able to out-work them to loose pucks. 

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Islanders vs. Wild

November 20, 2009

Mark Streit leads Power Play unit ranked 13th in the NHL

@ Xcel Energy Center: St. Paul, Minnesota

Islanders (8-7-6)

vs.

Wild (7-12-2)

Game Time: 8 pm

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Okposo’s Overtime Goal Lifts Islanders

November 14, 2009

I guess Kyle Okposo is feeling better, huh?

Okposo in his first game after sitting out with what was thought to be swine flu scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Islanders a 4-3 win, and extend the Hurricanes winless streak to 14.  With 15 seconds remaining in OT, Okposo intercepted a pass near the blue line and snapped one past Manny Legace from the left circle to snatch the second point in what was a thrilling game.

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