Islanders News: Clutterbuck on hitting; Strome patient; Spano film

At least he doesn't only hit the John Scotts of the world. - Jonathan Daniel

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The Islanders are back at it tonight when they host the Edmonton Oilers, a better opponent than Tuesday night but hopefully a road-weary one. Some various items to read while warming up your angst:

  • Cal Clutterbuck on getting his legs back, and why he hits a lot. [Newsday]
  • The Islanders coughed up a should-be regulation win the other night. So the official site focused on how they stuck up for each other 'n stuff.
  • Jack Capuano: “I thought we played a good game [...] It was a little wide open for me, but the things and details we discussed with our guys this week, I think they did well.” Despite the disappointing ending and killer mistake by Brian Strait, Capuano is probably right.
  • Chris Bruton is nursing an injury, so Bridgeport recalled Nick Larson from ECHL Stockton and assigned defensemen Mike Dalhuisen and Mike Keenan there. [BST] Fornabaio quotes Scott Pellerin explaining the light Bridgeport schedule means the two D-men need to get some work in California.
  • Meanwhile, Ryan Strome remains patient. [BST]
  • He needs to be, given how bad the Bridgeport power play has been. [CT Post]
  • The Spano film is coming, the Spano film is coming! [IPB with the trailer]
  • Justin Bourne ranks the top 10 best skaters in the NHL, sponsored by some kind of car. You might be bummed that Grabner is only second (so, better than a Lexus?), but they're all flat-out burners.
  • You can never have enough Jiggs McDonald. [Dump and Chase Podcast]
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