Thursday, January 05, 2012
Tavares #1 ... times 3!
John Tavares has been named the #1 star of each of the last three Islander games. According to Elias, its the first time an Islander has done this in just over 8 years: Mark Parrish was the #1 Star on December 26-27-29, 2003.
Looking back at those games, Parrish scored the OT winner in a 4-3 win in New Jersey on Boxing Day, then scored the winning goal and added an empty net, both in the third period, of a 3-1 win over Toronto on Long Island the following day. He followed it up by scoring twice on the 29th in a 3-1 win over the Devils at the Coliseum.
The losing goalies in those three games -- Martin Brodeur, Ed Belfour and Martin Brodeur. The winning goalies: Garth Snow, Garth Snow and Garth Snow.
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