For more than a decade, the best one-two offensive punch in hockey was Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier.
Bossy was primarily the scorer and Trottier the playmaker.
What goaltenders couldn't do, injury has done. With Bossy sitting out the season because of back and other injuries, the one-two punch has been broken up, at least temporarily.
Without his buddy, Trottier is going it alone as the leader of the Islanders. He's doing a pretty good job of it.
Trottier scored three goals Tuesday night at Uniondale, N.Y., to lead the Islanders to a 5-4 victory over the Calgary Flames.