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Islanders News: Shutout Stalemate; Strome Sweet Strome; Quinn, Tikhonov memorials

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No dice, Johnny.
No dice, Johnny.
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The Islanders' crazy turkey week is just getting started. Next, the Capitals come to Nassau on Wednesday for Game 1 of another home-and-home.

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Greats sadly gone

The hockey world lost two giants on Monday with the deaths of former coaches Pat Quinn and Viktor Tikhonov.

Quinn was a bruising defenseman who went on to coach the Flyers (to the 1980 Cup final), Kings, Canucks (1994 Cup final), Maple Leafs (two conference finals) and Oilers. "The Big Irishman" was a familiar presence behind the bench and around the rink for decades and there's a special place for him in Toronto and Vancouver especially. [Sportsnet, NHL.comBob McKenzie, PPP, Nucks Misconduct]

Tikhonov was the highly-decorated coach of the Soviet team who won Olympic gold and world championships from the late 1970's to the 1990's. On this continent, he's best known as the losing coach in the Miracle on Ice game at Lake Placid in 1980, but that's only one episode in a storied international career. [KHL.com, NY Daily News]

Rest in peace.

Around the NHL

  • The Ghost of Free Agents Past Stephen Weiss scored not one but two goals in the Red Wings' win over Senators last night. Between injuries, inconsistency and a demotion, they were his first goals in over a year. [SB Nation]
  • I have no idea what's going on with former Senator and Predator Radek Bonk, but I think he came out of retirement and is partying with girls somewhere. [iSport]
  • The Litter Box Cats crew talk about what it takes to bring the people of South Florida back to the Panthers.
  • Checking in with former Islander and rabbit lover Zenon Konopka, who may have had his last ride in the NHL. [Puck Daddy]

This week's #SloMoMonday featured a bunch of Islanders. And that Tyler Seguin guy,  who's also pretty good.