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During one of its game breaks, ESPN showed Greg Johnson scoring a goal for Nashville and noted that he scored 74 goals while at North Dakota.

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During one of its game breaks, ESPN showed Greg Johnson scoring a goal for Nashville and noted that he scored 74 goals while at North Dakota.

Saw/heard that too... NHL2 crew mentioned Gregg's goal, then showed the 2nd one and mentioned UND ..... just about fell out of the chair when Barry Melrose and his buddies gave props to a college player.

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Hard to believe we were watching the same game, because I couldn't disagree more.

The giveaway occured later in the game - definitely not his second shift. He had been logging a ton of minutes to that point and was on the top line with Kozlov and Huselius, as well as regular PP minutes. With the exception of the defensive-zone giveaway, he played outstanding and was described in one game story as being a force on the power play. He finished with 20+ minutes and took a regular shift even after the giveaway.

Things didn't go as well Sat. night against San Jose...I believe he was -3 and the line he was matched up against lit up the Panthers. He said it seemed like everytime he stepped on the ice, the puck went in the net before he had a chance to even get involved in the play.

Hopefully he gets back to the show sooner than later.

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Actually I don't think he glossed over it so much as he directly disagreed with it. It's just a difference of opinion, and I think I like his version better, what with me being a fan of former Sioux players.

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I'm a huge fan of the fighting sioux, but that doesn't mean you have to always drink the kool-aid.

Lee Goren was a very good goal scorer in college. His game evolved a great deal from when he first started playing, but his game at various levels in the pro has been very very inconsistent. Do I want him to succeed? Of course, but that doesn't mean I can't point out when he has a bad game.

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I said he was -3 and his line got lit up. How exactly is that glossing over it?

The only part I disagreed with you on was your summary of his play against the Senators. You stated he did not play well at all in that game, when in fact he was one of the best players on the ice, with the exception of one giveaway.

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8:19 PM EST, 11/03/2003

Jason Blake sprains right knee, knocked out of game against Ottawa

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Islanders forward Jason Blake was knocked out of Monday night's game with a sprained right knee when he was checked into the boards in the first period Monday night.

Blake was skating along the left-wing half boards when he was hit with a low hip check by Ottawa forward Daniel Alfredsson.

Blake was on his back when attended to by Islanders trainers. He skated to the bench and sat there for a few minutes before being escorted to the dressing room.

He is expected to be re-evaluated Tuesday morning.

The left winger is tied for second on the Islanders with four goals and is fourth with eight points. Blake is coming off a stellar campaign last season when he had career highs of 25 goals and 30 assists.

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Nov. 4) LW Jason Blake will miss two weeks with a knee sprain after suffering the injury on Monday vs. Ottawa. He will be placed on injured reserve.

The Islanders have recalled C Justin Mapletoft from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL). In 10 games this season, Mapletoft has recorded 10 points (7-3-10). The 6-1, 200-pound Mapletoft has appeared in 11 NHL games, recording two goals and two assists.

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Nov. 4) LW Jason Blake will miss two weeks with a knee sprain after suffering the injury on Monday vs. Ottawa. He will be placed on injured reserve.

The Islanders have recalled C Justin Mapletoft from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL). In 10 games this season, Mapletoft has recorded 10 points (7-3-10). The 6-1, 200-pound Mapletoft has appeared in 11 NHL games, recording two goals and two assists.

Who is this guy? Maplewhatever? He doesn't sound like anyone connected remotely to UND let alone NCAA. Or am I wrong?

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