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Islanders Bits: Brian Strait out 6-8 weeks; Flyers post-mortem; Moment of Nabby

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The Islanders pick up the pieces after a disaster at home, playing tonight in Ottawa without Brian Strait, who is out with a broken ankle.

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"Shouldn't be. But was."
"Shouldn't be. But was."
Al Bello

The New York Islanders get right back at it tonight in Ottawa, with both teams playing the second end of a traveling back-to-back. The Senators won via shootout in New Jersey yesterday afternoon. (You know what happened to the Isles.) So since the Isles essentially took yesterday off, they should be the better rested team.

Before getting to tonight's game though, some additional coverage from yesterday's atrocity plus more:

Moment of Nabby

There wasn't much fun to be had in Evgeni Nabokov's post-game video (quote above aside). The team played horribly and so did he. But his facial expressions when answering what changed told the story:


More posts from us later, including one from Chris on streaks under Jack Capuano and his predecessors.

For Senators coverage on SB Nation, see Silver Seven. You can leave your First Islanders Goal picks for tonight's game in this thread.