Found April 08, 2012 on
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The Columbus Blue Jackets
(29-46-7, 65 pts) beat the New York Islanders
(34-37-11, 79 pts) 7-3, tonight at the Nationwide Arena
scored the Islanders first goal (3) of the game.
scored his 24th goal of the season.
scored a meaningless goal (20).
was awful by allowing 7 goals to score and made 30 saves.
The Islanders made 38 shots, 21 PIM's, 12 hits, allowed 3 giveaways, had 2 takeaways, and won 26 faceoffs.
Another bad season for the Islanders as the NHL year has come to an end.
They got a lot offseason activity to figure out how to make this team good again.
Next stop for the Islanders. Thye need to have a good NHL draft and make good free agent signings.
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