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Islanders News: One more with the Penguins; a hockey trade out West

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Last night was so wild they should do it again. Except maybe in regulation.

Party like it's 1993.
Party like it's 1993.
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Waking up after a win sure beats waking up after a loss, no? The Islanders did that today, now must try to finish the job at home tonight.

Islanders News
  • Recaps of last night's game: Dan on victory and PTSD [LHH] Capuano says they need to avoid shootouts (the regulation kind) [Newsday] [Isles official] | [PensBurgh] | The Pens were porous [TribLive]
  • Video of the Islanders' three goals in 95 seconds. [NHL]
  • In the Times: "If there is a skater who personifies the low-key, hard-working ethos of the team, it would be Frans Nielsen." I did not write the column. It's full of great quotes though, as well as a factoid about Petri Skriko.
  • Remembering the time Eric Lacroix concussed Dennis Vaske from behind. [Along the Boards]
  • The Sound Tigers laid an egg in the rematch with Springfield, giving up two penalty shots -- though Ryan Pulock scored two more goals -- but they know they've got to focus on another game tonight. [Post | Soundin' Off]
  • An impressive "don't ever give up on the play" save by Eamon McAdam for Penn State. [CBS]
  • Ahead of his big night tonight at the Coliseum, The Skinny has facts and awesome video from Billy Smith's number retirement night. [Skinny]
  • FIG Picks: Your First Islanders Goal picks go here. Bet you won't pick Martin.
  • Still though, Matt Martin put a bit of flex into his shot on the first goal:

NHL News
  • Only two other games last night -- Boston beat Columbus via shootout, while New Jersey shut out the Oilers -- but plenty more tonight.
  • David Perron let of steam after the latest Oilers loss, but his laments are things that never change. [Copper n Blue]
  • This is an actual "hockey trade" kind of deal! The Sharks traded Jason Demers to Dallas for Brenden Dillon. [Fear The Fin | Defending Big D]
  • Meanwhile, the Stars extended Jason Spezza at four years, $30 million, which is...wow. [DBD]
  • Friedman's 30 Thoughts include perspectives on Jack Johnson's financial troubles. [Sportsnet]
  • Slava Voynov's case continues, as does his NHL suspension. But the Kings are now granted cap relief via LTIR. [NHL]
  • The CWHL is awesome and you should know. [SCOC]
  • Caring about the Maple Leafs' crowd salute controversy. [Deadspin]