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Islanders News: Streak ends, sun rises; Strome adjusts; Shorty sinks Sound Tigers

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Got to get the mojo Bakula.

Bad Downie!
Bad Downie!
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No, the Islanders are no longer undefeated. Yes, the season continues.

Islanders news

  • Recaps: LHH | New$day | Islanders | Pensburgh
  • Eric Hornick's Skinny on the combo breaker.
  • Mikhail Grabovski does have a concussion, per Arthur Staple of New$day, following a big hit from San Jose's John Scott on Thursday. He will be re-evaluated this week and is out indefinitely. [LHH thread]
  • Ryan Strome made some adjustments after an "average" game against the Rangers and has improved his performances. [New$day]
  • Video: Sports Illustrated's Brett Hedican says the Islanders are a playoff team. He also describes them as "big" so take it with a grain of salt.
  • Brett Cyrgalis debuts a new hockey column in the New York Post and clues non-blog readers into the daily tribulations of "As the Leafs Turn."
  • Cyrgalis also talks to sad Islanders fans about the last season at the Coliseum. [NY Post]
  • News of the Islanders has reached Northern New Jersey, also known as "the real Rangerstown." [NorthJersey.com]
  • Dee Karl transcribes assistant coach Greg Cronin's interview on XM radio in which he calls the Islanders "humble." [Hockey Buzz]
  • The Sound Tigers lost a heartbreaker, 3-2 to Albany on Saturday on a shorthanded goal with 44 seconds left in the game.

Other Team Stuff

  • Last night's NHL scores. The Sabres are just getting started being terrible and Jonathan Toews wins it for Chicago with some serious flair.
  • Dallas defenseman Patrik Nemeth had his arm cut by Scottie Upshall's skate in a game against the Flyers. [SB Nation]
  • Cam Talbot's Ghostbusters themed mask was signed by Peter Venkman himself. Talbot said Venkman, "didn't act like a scientist. He's more like a game show host." [SI.com]
  • Bayes-Adjusted Fenwick Close numbers. It's way too late and I am way too stupid to even attempt to figure out what that means, but it's from garik so you know you gotta read it. [Hockey-Graphs]
  • Why aren't the Devils playing Damien Brunner? I mean, his name is "Damien" for chrissakes. [In Lou We Trust]
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer always asks the hard-hitting questions such as, "Are the Flyers worried about getting ebola while in Dallas to play the Stars?" and "Why are you looking at me like that?" [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Scott Bakula: Time Traveller, overage college quarterback, Starship captain, Navy cop and die hard hockey fan [The Hockey News]

Jack Capuano chats with Shannon Hogan after last night's loss in Pittsburgh.