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Islanders at Montreal [Game Thread]

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New York Islanders (8-10-2) at Montreal Canadiens (11-5-3)

7:30 EST | [beer- or phone-like substance] Centre | MSG+

Canadiens blog: Eyes on the Prize

"Montreal has won six straight and eight of the last 10 meetings in the series."

So you're telling me there's a chance!

The last season-plus-one of games between these two have been so all over the place, that streak doesn't really bother me. But if the Habs do continue to do us in, history says it will be in part due to the work of a Long Island native or two.

If you haven't heard, there was actually a notable, non-deadline, non-draft trade in the NHL today! Man, I miss those like childhood's random gifts of candy. Interesting, too: Leafs trade two unrealized potentials for a Blues slightly-more-realized sniper.

Random links: has a nice feature on Isles' backup-of-the-moment Peter Mannino. Speaking of men in pads, here's an update on pad regulation changes to come.