A real live win. Imagine that. And so it's on to Phoenix, where the Coyotes, Alice Cooper and a new hope await.
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- When the Islanders land in Phoenix, Ryan Strome will be in the area. [New$day]
- Brett Cyrgalis reports that the Islanders have no plans to axe Jack Capuano. Not that it's going to stop people from yelling from the rooftops that they should. [NY Post]
- Darren Dreger hears the same from Garth Snow. [IPB]
- Meanwhile, Capuano is trying to channel Jesse Jackson and keep hope alive. [New$day]
- The Sound Tigers lost their day game yesterday without Ryan Strome. Johan Sundstrom took his spot as the top pivot, and Scott Pellerin plans to talk to Pierre-Marc Bouchard about his role. [Soundin' Off]
- Although he didn't play last night, Evgeni Nabokov did return to San Jose for the first time since becoming an Islander. Got a nice ovation from the crowd, too. [CSN Bay Area]
- Rich Dias-Rodrigues busts out the Shakespeare to analyze the Islanders' implosion and its effect on the fans. [Eyes on Isles]
- As noted yesterday, Pierre Marc-Bouchard cleared waivers and was loaned to the Sound Tigers. [BST]
- And Bridgeport, without Ryan Strome, lost 3-0 to Albany in a matinee on Tuesday. [BST]
- Penalty plus/minus shows which players take penalties versus drawing them. Why is this in the Islanders section? Thomas Vanek is the league leader. [Puck Daddy]
Other Team News
- Last night's NHL scores. Four (4) goals for Alex Ovechkin in the Caps' shootout win over Tampa Bay, Martin Jones does to the Habs what he did to the Islanders last Saturday, Bruins win Jarome Iginla's return to Calgary and the hardware is out in Florida.
- The Board of Governors meeting took place yesterday and inside man Pierre LeBrun has all the minutes. [ESPN]
- Your next outdoor game might be in Winnipeg. Or Phoenix? OK. [SB Nation]
- More Thornton/Orpik fallout, but this time it's good: Justin Bourne gets to the heart of the false morality in choosing your guy versus the other guy in hockey. [Backhand Shelf]
- And Sporting News' Sean Gentille calls both Shawn Thornton and James Neal out on their ridiculous post-melee comments.
- Goalie time at Sportsnet! What does Tuukka Rask really mean to the Bruins? And how did Carey Price get so darn good? (before last night's shelling at the hands of the Kings)
- Sad news for Marc Staal: another concussion. [USA Today]
- And Ryan "Danger is my Middle Name" Callahan will also miss 4-6 weeks with a knee sprain sustained last night. [SB Nation]
- Rangers Hat Trick! (ugh). Estimating player value through Henrik Lundvist's recent contract extension. [SB Nation's Outnumbered]
- Not a value contract: that of healthy scratch Ville Leino. [Buffalo News]
- Bah! We knew this Monday night: it's time to take the Anaheim Ducks seriously as a Stanley Cup contender. [Sporting News]
- Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin is out indefinitely after being hit from behind by Lightning prospect Adam Erne. That's going to make next year's prospect camp weird I think. [Yahoo.ca]
- Going very very very in-depth with Corsi. For Honors Fancystats students only . [St. Louis Game Time]
- Finally, it's the most wonderful time of the SBN NHL year: when Pension Plan Puppets culls the worst hockey writing of the last 12 months in their annual Mittenstringer of the Year poll. Go and enjoy what we never have to deal with.