clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Islanders News: Shark soup; Watch and Learn; Carkner on the Shelf; Halloween Haircut

It's been a long week. Take the next three days off.

Locking horns, er... jaws.
Locking horns, er... jaws.
Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Um, no. Not you, Islanders. You've got work to do before Wednesday's game in Anaheim.

Islanders stories

  • Recaps of a late-night loss: LHH | Newsday | Islanders | | Fear the Fin
  • Matt Carkner's season (and Islanders tenure) is most likely done after back surgery. Great player? No. But he seemed well-liked by his teammates and served a role they felt they needed. I hope he gets back to wherever he needs to be. [LHH]
  • In his notebook, Arthur Staple talks about pro players learning from watching and Islanders road bonding. (Jimmy Kimmel? Really?)
  • Brock Nelson and Ryan Strome are versatile weapons for the Islanders. [Newsday]
  • Michael Willhoft on flashbacks of defensive foibles. [tumblr]
  • How bad have the Islanders been in November throughout their history? Real bad. [Eric Hornick's Skinny]
  • Your Islanders neutral zone info, courtesy of garik's IslanderAnalytics: Game 9 vs. Winnipeg | Game 10 vs. Colorado.
  • Meet up with other Islanders fans in Los Angeles before the game against the Kings next Thursday. [FanPost]
  • A list of the Top Ten former Oshawa Generals in the NHL is headed by some guy named John. [Northumberland News]
  • Not hockey: The Islanders aren't the only thing becoming scarce on Long Island. The vaunted duck farms are also fading away. [Associated Press]
  • Adventures in road hair cuts, starring Cory Conacher

Prospect Post-Games

  • Bridgeport beat the Albany Devils 4-1 on Saturday behind Kevin Poulin's 26 saves. [CT Post]
  • Michael Dal Colle had a goal and two assists in Oshawa's 5-2 win over Belleville. [Durham Region]
  • Taylor Cammarata had an assist on the game winning goal for the Gophers against St. Cloud State. [SC Times]
  • Devon Toews had a goal an assist in Quinnipiac's 3-2 win over Northeastern. [Quinnipiac]

Also starring

  • #FormerIsle Thomas Vanek admits to making bad decisions. You mean, besides signing with the Wild? [Star Tribune on that whole gambling thing]
  • The Hurricanes finally got their first win last night, but Ron Francis' first season as a general manager has not started well. [News & Observer]
  • When the Panthers get hurt, they get younger and recall Rocco Grimaldi and Vincent Trocheck. [Miami Herald]
  • Aaron Ekblad scores his first NHL goal and, in a surprise no one saw coming, will remain with the Panthers beyond his initial nine-game tryout. [SB Nation]
  • Pension Plan Puppets breaks down how ice time works by looking at reams of data.

Behind The B is a behind-the-scenes web series about the Bruins produced for their website. Here's the episode focused on Johnny Boychuk's return to TD Garden