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Video: Matt Moulson scores twice in return to Long Island

Mar 18, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT

Matt Moulson has a knack for scoring goals, so maybe that explains why he tends to find the net at times when he draws a little extra attention. That trend continued on Tuesday, as he scored a first-period goal in his first game against the New York Islanders since his long-time team traded him.

He didn’t get to face the Isles as a member of the Buffalo Sabres, but he did with the Minnesota Wild, and he made this chance count:

That’s the 30-year-old’s 19th goal of the season (two with the Wild, 11 with the Sabres and six with the Isles). Update: he scored again to give him 20 on the season, three with Minnesota and two against his former team:

Minnesota ended up winning 6-0.

Unfortunately for this Islanders fan, it sounds like he isn’t coming back to Long Island after this season.

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  1. strictlythedanks - Mar 18, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    not surprising

  2. vstar1us - Mar 18, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Good Job, Go Wild

  3. blackheart78 - Mar 18, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Islanders could use a guy just like him. :P

  4. 7mantel - Mar 18, 2014 at 8:19 PM

    Stick it to Snow Matt !

  5. vgraziano - Mar 18, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    Glad to see Moulson ended up on a team making a run for the playoffs and no doubt he will produce for them just as well if not better to what we were accustomed to in his production on LI. The Moulson trade and Vanek mess should put an end to the Snow-job, God help us if it doesn’t…

  6. strictlythedanks - Mar 18, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    make it 2

  7. vstar1us - Mar 18, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    Great game, and Koivu did a awesome job as well !

  8. hardkor07mn - Mar 18, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    It’s about time for Koivu. He is so overrated. Wish I could make that kind of cash for being average at best

    • strictlythedanks - Mar 18, 2014 at 10:56 PM

      31 assist. missed a huge chunk of season. You dont need to be a debby downer raining on the parade for no good reason. Koivus not our best player, but hes far above “average at best” as you claim.

    • slickvb82 - Mar 19, 2014 at 12:43 AM

      Koivu is one of the best *two way centers in the league. He’s on the PP, PK, most important minutes of the game, wins face offs….much better than “average at best”

  9. hardkor07mn - Mar 18, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    Not for the salary he gets. He has 31 assists because the 2 guys he plays with. Half his assists are shots that miss the net and he gets credit for someone else’s shot. Not saying he’s awful, I just think he is highly over paid for the numbers he puts up. I think the wild could spend that money on a better player.

  10. luvmnsports2012 - Mar 19, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    For all u Koivu haters…it takes at least a MORE than average player to become a franchises leader in points, I mean c’mon he just tied Gabby for the most points in Wild franchise! I know the Wild haven’t been around for ever but give credit wher credit is due. He does deserve it! GO WIlD!

  11. luvmnsports2012 - Mar 19, 2014 at 12:35 AM

    Excuse me…passed Gabby for most points in franchise history! Koivu is all about MN and all about the Wild, plus a great player. How can u deny a guy like that……

  12. big64d - Mar 19, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Isn’t this story about Matty Moulson and not Koivu?

  13. luvmnsports2012 - Mar 19, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Oh yea! He had a great game!! Hopefully more to come! It’s time to get red hot Wild! LETS GO!!!

  14. purpleguy - Mar 19, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    I wonder if Moulson thinks Koivu is over-rated?

  15. vstar1us - Mar 19, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    You all need to relax, Wild beat the 3 rd worst team in the NHL. I want the Wild to catch fire, I have season tickets and had them from the start so I want to see them get past the first round! Hell I want them to win at least 2 games in the first round.
    So guys get a grip, and relax

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