Gentlemen, be like Bryan Trottier (as told by Peter McNabb, as relayed earlier by rmblifn):
"Is there an m.o. for a Bryan Trottier game? Win the first draw right off the bat against you. The first time he had a chance, run over you. And the first time he had a chance to make a big play, score early. Get it in your mind, it’s going to be a long, hard, tough game against me. He played every game like it was his last. Wasn’t personal. It was just the way hockey was supposed to be played."
Islanders (21-16-5, 7th/E) vs. Panthers (13-22-6, 15th/E)
7 p.m. EDT | MSG+ | Audio: NHL - WRHU
Nassau [gloriously unsponsored] Veterans Mem. Coliseum
Waiting for Dale to change the litter: Litter Box Cats