In his first NHL game since suffering an injury on Oct. 19, Gophers alum Jordan Schroeder scored both of Vancouver's goals in a 4-2 loss to Edmonton on Monday night.
"Some hockey gods repaid me tonight," Schroeder said. Here's the forward's first goal of the season, followed by his second.
It was the second two-goal game of Schroeder's young NHL career. His first came back on February 13, 2013 against the Flames - the same night he scored his first NHL goal.
Okposo Tallies Three Points
Much like Schroeder, Kyle Okposo factored into all of his team's goals on Monday in the Islanders's 6-3 loss to Boston.
Down 3-2 in the second and with two assists already, Okposo tallied his 23rd goal of the year to move into a tie for the team goal lead (Okposo ranks second on the Islanders with 57 points). The Bruins would go on to score three-straight for the win.
"We came out sluggish... and obviously weren't having a good first 10 minutes," Okposo said. "We controlled the second half of that first period and then the second period I thought we played well. At the end of the day we have to put it all in, bury some chances and clean up a few things in the d-zone."
Martin and Pens Continue Success
Despite recently coming back from injury, Penguins defenseman and future U.S. Olympian Paul Martin logged 21:52 of ice time in Monday's 3-0 win over Buffalo -- second most among Pittsburgh's skaters. The Penguins have won 15 of their last 16 games.
Goligoski Adds Two Assists
Alex Goligoski tallied a pair of assists as well as four blocks, two hits and logged a game-high 24:39 of ice time in Dallas' 4-3 loss to Erik Johnson and the Colorado Avalanche. Goligoski now has seven assists in the last four games.