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BLAKE SETS UP TWO

Thursday, 01.25.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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BLAKE SETS UP TWO
The Islanders All-Star played alongside Hurricanes Staal and Williams in Dallas

It wasn't the highest scoring All-Star game in NHL history on Wednesday, after the West defeated the East 12-9, but it was close to reaching the 26 goals scored in 2001.

The Islanders' Jason Blake was part of the offensive out-pour, playing on a line with Carolina Hurricanes Eric Staal and Justin Williams. Staal got things going for the line in the first period, converting a pass from in front, set-up by Williams and Blake. At that point of the game, the East led 3-2, but there were many more goals to come.

One of the prettier plays in the game was orchestrated by Blake in the second period. After gathering the puck on the left circle, he skated to the right circle and fed a perfect backhand pass across to Williams, who in one sweeping motion put it past Western Conference netminder Miikka Kiprusoff. Williams' goal tied the game at four at 5:19 of the period.

"The All-Star game was a great experience," said Blake. "Eric, Justin and I started clicking, and it was nice to generate some offense. This is definitely something I'll never forget."

Blake finished the 55th NHL All-Star Game with two assists in 12:45 of ice time, and recorded two shots, both in the third period.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 49 18 22 9 110 137 45
15 CAR 48 17 25 6 104 125 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 48 23 25 -1 48
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 48 9 25 16 34
B. Nelson 48 15 15 5 30
F. Nielsen 48 9 17 4 26
J. Boychuk 38 4 21 16 25
J. Bailey 36 8 14 7 22
N. Leddy 48 7 14 14 21
N. Kulemin 48 11 9 0 20
A. Lee 42 13 5 6 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 10 0 .912 2.42
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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