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Sim scores twice as Islanders top Canadiens

Sep 20, 2007 - 12:32 AM MONCTON, New Brunswick (Ticker) -- Jon Sim gave the New York Islanders a glimpse of what they're expecting.

Sim scored a pair of goals and captain Bill Guerin also tallied as the Islanders posted a 3-1 preseason victory over the Montreal Canadiens at the Moncton Coliseum on Wednesday.

A third-round pick of Dallas in 1996, Sim became somewhat of a journeyman after failing to earn a regular spot in the Stars' lineup, playing for four different teams over parts of three seasons before landing in Florida in 2005-06, when he scored 10 goals in just 33 games with the Panthers.

The 29-year-old tallied 17 times in 77 games as a regular with Atlanta last season before signing a three-year, $3 million contract with New York in July. Sim gave the Islanders a solid effort Wednesday, netting a power-play goal 7 1/2 minutes into the game to open the scoring and converting a feed from defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron with less than 5 1/2 minutes to go in the session for a 2-0 lead.

Also signed as a free agent during the summer, Guerin extended the advantage less than two minutes later, wristing a shot past goaltender Cristobal Huet.

Rick DiPietro was flawless for the Islanders, turning aside all 19 shots he faced in two periods of work. Wade Dubielewicz played the third, making 10 saves.

Sergei Kostitsyn scored the lone goal for the Canadiens in the final period.

Huet allowed all three tallies by the Islanders despite stopping 14 shots in the first session and nine more in the second.






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    Canadiens vs. IslandersFeb 9 8:25 PM


  • AT MONCTON
    NHL FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MONTREAL 0 0 1 1
    NY ISLANDERS 3 0 0 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYI - JON SIM 1 (RICHARD PARK) 7:29
    NYI - JON SIM 2 (MARC-ANDRE BERGERON, MIROSLAV SATAN) 14:40
    NYI - BILL GUERIN 1 (MIKE COMRIE) 16:26
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: MON - ANDREI KOSTITSYN 2 (THOMAS BEAUREGARD)

    Sep 19 8:38 PM


  • AT MONCTON
    ------------------------------------
    Montreal 0 0 1 --1
    Ny Islanders 3 0 0 --3
    ------------------------------------

    Shots on goal:
    ---------------------------------------
    Montreal 9 10 11 --30
    Ny Islanders 17 9 6 --32
    ---------------------------------------

    Goalies : Montreal, Cristobal Huet (26 shots, 23 saves), Yann Da

    Sep 19 8:15 PM


  • AT MONCTON
    NHL MONTREAL 1
    NY ISLANDERS 3
    3RD PRD: MON - ANDREI KOSTITSYN 2 (THOMAS BEAUREGARD) 4:43

    Canadiens vs. IslandersSep 19 7:50 PM


  • AT MONCTON
    NHL END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MONTREAL 0 0 0
    NY ISLANDERS 3 0 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYI - JON SIM 1 (RICHARD PARK) 7:29
    NYI - JON SIM 2 (MARC-ANDRE BERGERON, MIROSLAV SATAN) 14:40
    NYI - BILL GUERIN 1 (MIKE COMRIE) 16:26
    2ND PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTA

    Sep 19 7:24 PM


  • AT MONCTON
    NHL END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MONTREAL 0 0
    NY ISLANDERS 3 3 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NYI - MIROSLAV SATAN 1 (RICHARD PARK) 7:29
    NYI - JON SIM 1 (MARC-ANDRE BERGERON, MIROSLAV SATAN) 14:40
    NYI - BILL GUERIN 1 (UNASSISTED) 16:26
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- -

    Sep 19 6:41 PM


  • AT MONCTON
    NHL MONTREAL 0
    NY ISLANDERS 3
    1ST PRD: NYI - BILL GUERIN 1 (UNASSISTED) 16:26

    Canadiens vs. IslandersSep 19 6:37 PM


  • AT MONCTON
    NHL MONTREAL 0
    NY ISLANDERS 2
    1ST PRD: NYI - JON SIM 1 (MARC-ANDRE BERGERON, MIROSLAV SATAN) 14:40

    Canadiens vs. IslandersSep 19 6:37 PM


  • AT MONCTON
    NHL MONTREAL 0
    NY ISLANDERS 1
    1ST PRD: NYI - MIROSLAV SATAN 1 (RICHARD PARK) 7:29

    Canadiens vs. IslandersSep 19 6:22 PM