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Whoa. Woe.

Stick it
Stick it
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The Islanders gave up a bunch of early goals and lost. True story. Four game winning streak and seven game road winning streak snapped. They're back at it tomorrow night in Tampa.

Islanders reading:

  • Recaps: LHH | New$day | IPB |
  • Or a six-second video recap, courtesy of Kevin at Point Blank.
  • The Skinny from Eric Hornick.
  • The basics of Travis Hamonic's upper body injury and an update on Lubomir Visnovsky from Arthur Staple. [New$day]
  • And Staple will host an Islanders chat at Newsday.com today at 1 pm. I'm sure everyone will be in a fun and festive mood.
  • A long read on Calvin de Haan's journey from Eyes on Isles.
  • For those who didn't see it yesterday, Jonathan Willis at Bleacher Report offers an explanation of "How the Minnesota Wild Stole Nino Niederreiter from the New York Islanders." Many here would dispute that anyone "stole" anybody from anywhere. The story is less salacious than the title suggests, detailing a team getting one known commodity for another largely unknown one at the risk of making a big mistake. Why it's coming up now, is the true mystery. Perhaps Willis, a smart dude who usually writes about the Oilers, was tired of parsing through Edmonton's ashes. I can sympathize.
  • Meanwhile in Bridgeport, Riley Wetmore and John Persson are nearing returns from injury and the Sound Tigers can use them. [CT Post]

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