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Islanders News: Brooklyn marketing push begins; Lee lights up Springfield

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Brooklyn scores! (courtesy of Kyle Okposo)
Brooklyn scores! (courtesy of Kyle Okposo)
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Islanders news

  • Starting today, the phrase "Brooklyn Scores!" will become part of your everyday lexicon. It's the focus of the Islanders' new marketing campaign aimed at getting folks from Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan into Barclays Center for hockey games. [New York Times]
  • The Sound Tigers won a wild game versus Springfield on Sunday, coming back from a two-goal deficit to win 4-3 in overtime. Anders Lee scored twice, including the game winner, just to torture you. He knows what you're thinking. He might be standing outside your window right now, staring at you with a smoldering intensity, silently mouthing the words, "call up... call up..." [Sound Tigers | Soundin' Off on the win and the return of Aaron Ness]
  • Jimmy Murphy of XN Sports says Johnny Boychuk is exactly what the Islanders need on and off the ice.
  • Joshua Ho-Sang had two assists in Windsor's 7-4 loss to Barrie. [Spitfires]
  • Garik's neutral zone numbers for Game 4 and Game 5, which includes a look back at the Islanders first five games of the season. [Islanders Analytics]
  • TSN's new Hockey Analytics show talks a little about the Islanders (starting at the 6:13 mark).

Around the NHL

  • Yesterday's NHL scores. Good one, Sharks. Way to end your stay in the New York metro area. [The Hockey News]
  • Blues center Paul Stasny was hurt in Saturday's game against Arizona and is day-to-day. [NHL.com]
  • John Joe Thornton's career has been a mix of great and almost great. [The Hockey Writers]
  • We've discussed the Oilers roster construction and drafting, but even more problems lurk below the surface in their ugly salary cap structure. [Copper n' Blue]
  • Word is that unsigned free agent Daniel Alfredsson is leaning towards retirement, which would make Senators fans re-re-evaluate his place in the team's history. [Silver Seven]
  • Congrats to Minnesota for finally being awarded an outdoor game in 2030. Took a long time and a lot of teams to get it done. [Battle of California]
  • Bonus BOC: Sharks fan Stace_OfBase talks about the passion and generosity of Rangers fans.
  • Winging it in Motown busts open a shocking hockey question: what does Phil Kessel do for a living?

I bet even an old tough-as-nails defenseman like grandpa would appreciate this (please ignore the BucciBabble).