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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Joey Who?

Joey MacDonald has joined the Islanders and will serve as Wade Dubielewicz' backup tonight.

MacDonald has NHL experience, appearing in 15 games with the Red Wings and Bruins last season. (3-7-2, 3.12, 89.4%) He owns NHL wins over the Senators, Devils and Flames.

Last March 27, MacDonald went into Ottawa and beat the Sens 3-2, making 32 saves. Earlier that week, he had a 1-0 lead over the Rangers late, only to fall 2-1 in a shootout.

He joined the Isles as a UFA on July 5th. This is the first season of a 2-year contract. MacDonald shared the Hap Holmes Memorial Award (lowest goals against) in 2002-03; Dubielewicz shared the same award (with Dieter Kochan) the following season for the Sound Tigers.

He is 6-10-0 with two shutouts this season for Bridgeport. Mike Mole, who spent some time with the Sound Tigers last season, hs been recalled from Utah to replace MacDonald on the Sound Tigers' roster.

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of FSN statistician Eric Hornick. Eric, who has worked the Stanley Cup Finals four times, celebrated his 25th anniversary as the statistician on Islander home telecasts on January 21, 2007. Often referred to on-air as an actuary, he is one of 3,044 Fellows of the Casualty Actuarial Society and is the President of the Casualty Actuaries of Greater NY. You can find him in the "Best Seat in the House", to the left of Howie and Billy, at most Islander home games. For more on the actuarial profession, visit www.beanactuary.org

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