Tough break, literally for Blake Comeau, who was playing his best hockey as of late.
Comeau, who had five goals and two assists in the last four games, will miss the last three games of the season with a broken foot suffered during last night's game
One of last night's standout performers had to be Sean Bergenheim, who finished with a goal and two assists.
Bergenheim, who now has points in five straight games, made an outstanding no-look feed to find Blake Comeau for the Islanders' first goal. Then after undressing Roman Hamrlik to tie the game at 2 in the third, Bergenheim collected another assist on Frans Nielsen's equalizer with 2:01 remaining in regulation.
"Obviously I wished I would've helped this way earlier too, but I've been feeling much, much better and there are a few reasons for that. It's nice to score goals, I'm not going to lie. Most of all, it's nice to contribute and it's nice to help the team win," Bergenheim said after winning first star honors last night.
Like fellow streaking teammate Blake Comeau it's all about sustainability, Scott Gordon said:
"He's working. With Bergie it's always consistency. He can skate, he can protect the puck, he can finish hits, he has a good shot, but if he's not doing those things, he's just an average player. Average isn't good enough for Bergie. He has to excel in the areas that are his strengths and when he does, that's when he has success."
Bergenheim isn't the only guy on a roll. Martin Biron is 7-0-2 in his last nine starts. Biron has not lost a game started since December 27 against Philadelphia.
Although Tyler Seguin trailed Taylor Hall at mid-season, he has since leap-frogged him as the top-ranked North American player for the 2010 NHL Entry draft.
Seguin surpassed Hall in rankings by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau after jockeying for the No. 1 position all season long in a tight race with his fellow OHL star.
Although the two finished the OHL regular season tied with 106 points, they are currently duking it out against one another as Seguin and his Plymouth Whalers are down 3-0 in a best-of-seven series against Hall and his Windsor Spitfires.
Game 4 is tonight