A few Islanders reads, plus an open thread for Sunday's playoff hockey:
- Catching up with Andrew MacDonald: "With the Islanders, [the four-year, $2.2-million deal] gave me an opportunity to establish myself. It was maybe a little bit longer than I would have liked, but it gave me lots of opportunities to show what I can do." [Newsday]
- Bridgeport ended its winlless streak at 12 with a nice comeback OT win on Friday. Then they ended the season by being shut out, though Kevin Poulin went out with a "spectacular" effort. [CT Post and Soundin' Off]
- The Syracuse Crunch owners is again talking about a buddy who might want to buy the Isles. We riffed on that here.
- A Buffalo "columnist" devotes his error-laden column to mocking Garth Snow because ... slow day in Buffalo. (Pretty amusing to see the editors/headline writers' visible struggle with how to put a label on this effluvia.) [Buffalo News]
Yesterday, the Blues and Avalanche went up 2-0 in their respective series, while Columbus tied up the series with Pittsburgh 1-1. After the early game, Brent Seabrook has a phone hearing today for this dumb hit. [NHL]
Here is a prettily packaged rundown of what happened Saturday, as well as the schedule of games for today. Enjoy.