Um, no. Not you, Islanders. You've got work to do before Wednesday's game in Anaheim.
- Recaps of a late-night loss: LHH | Newsday | Islanders | NHL.com | 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
Nothing better than getting your haircut in San Jose. Makes for some great convos. "Do you have Halloween in Canada?" Yes "on the same day?"— Cory Conacher (@conhockey19) November 1, 2014
- Bridgeport beat the Albany CT Post] 4-1 on Saturday behind Kevin Poulin's 26 saves. [
- 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]
- #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