Originally written on Islanders Hockey Blog  |  Last updated 11/19/14

NEW YORK - DECEMBER 26: Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders celebrates his overtime goal against the New York Rangers on December 26, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Uniondale, NY – It’s safe to say that Kyle Okposo may be most thankful for breaking his scoring drought last night against the Philadelphia Flyers this Thanksgiving. Okposo scored two goals and had an assist in the 4-3 loss at the Nassau Coliseum. Up till last night Okposo had not scored a goal since March 22 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. “I felt good tonight and that’s the way I know how to play,” Okposo said following the game. “I don’t know what it was from the beginning of the year, but I wasn’t doing it. Something clicked mentally and I’m just happy to be back.” In the first period Kyle Okposo scored from one knee off a pass from Michael Grabner from behind the net 37 seconds into the game. Then later in the period was on the finishing end of a great tic tac toe play, with Josh Bailey and Michael Grabner getting the assists. It wasn’t just on the offensive side that Okposo played well. In the second period the Flyers seemed to have a break away opportunity, after the Isl...
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