The Devils won their first game out of the break, but their 63 points have them in a multi-team dogfight for a wild card spot, both of which currently are in the hands of the (new) Atlantic Division.
Expect the same youth-infused Islanders lineup as Thursday's overtime win.
Islanders and Trade Deadline Stuff
- Before Thursday's game, the Islanders had a meeting ... and it wasn't one called by Capuano! [Newsday]
- Frans Nielsen and Matt Martin both practiced Friday. Doubtful they play today though. [Isles]
- Their top line is on the Island, but the Sound Tigers won their seventh in a row. [BST | CT Post | Soundin' Off]
- Why the Kings shouldn't trade for Andrew MacDonald [Jewels]
- Why the Flyers shouldn't trade for Andrew MacDonald [Broad Street]
- Why the Wild shouldn't trade for-- er, at least not sign, Thomas Vanek [Hockey Wilderness]
- Adam Gretz on the trade deadline, including the risk and reward of renting Matt Moulson. [About.com]
- The shoe finally dropped last night: The Blues made the much-rumored trade for Ryan Miller. If the Blues do well, it ends up being two first-round picks. [stltoday]
- Advanced stats about all the trade candidates. [TSN]
And the Rest
Las Vegas Spider-Wranglers. [Puck Daddy]
Latvia in trouble. [Globe and Mail]
Ranking Wayne Gretzky's book forewards. [SOE]
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