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Islanders Gameday News: PP point tweaks, Grabner closer, Ho-Sang deke, podcasts galore

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Time to return the favor on the Lightning.

Back to PP1.
Back to PP1.
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Islanders gameday! You have some reading up to do...

  • The Islanders face the Lightning (who played last night in Manhattan) tonight for a rematch, with a bit of a tweak to the top power play unit after a 1-for-16 slump. [Isles]
  • Michael Grabner is getting closer to returning, which means a body will move (or get injured). [Newsday | Staple on Twitter 1 | 2 | 3]
  • Josh Ho-Sang had his turn for Canada in the Super Series. He scored on this penalty shot. [GIF]
  • And here's the official report on the other prospects. [Isles]
  • Mike Bossy discussed fighting, Connor McDavid, and his own no-fighting pledge. [Post]
  • Hot podcast action: IslesBlog with organist Paul Cartier | Point Blank with Clark Gillies
  • Three keys to Bridgeport's 2-1 weekend. [BST] The fancy stats have them looking a bit lucky though.
  • Kent Simpson, extra in the Nick Leddy trade, has now been assigned to ECHL Stockton.
  • There's a "Sleep like the #Isles" promotion and well, oh, uh, Internet's gonna Internet. [Twitter]
  • Also meme-ing it out: Frans Nielsen strikes down with vengeance. [GIF]
  • FIG Picks: Leave your First Islanders Goal picks for tonight over here.
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Here is your Slo-Motion Monday video from the NHL:

Beyond Lightning Island
  • Ryan Calllahan and Martin St. Louis, who were traded for one another, played their old teams. Each scored. But Callahan scored twice (on two fantastic Stamkos assists), as his Lightning smoked the Smurfs at MSG.
  • That result left Alain Vigneault talking of "disaster" and Henrik Lundqvist talking of "structure." [Post]
  • Organizers are planning wild changes to the World Cup, including "all-star" teams made up of players from countries not represented. [Sportsnet]
  • GMs are considering radical changes like 3-on-3 OT and the fate of the dry scrape. [Brandon Sun]
  • HOFer ref Bill McCreary recalls one of his biggest mistakes. [Winnipeg Free Press]
  • Talking about Phil Kessel not talking about Phil Kessel. [Puck Daddy]
  • Gary Bettman sheds no tear for the cap-crunched Kings. [Sportsnet]
  • Is Adam Larsson finally arriving? [ILWT]