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Islanders News: Devils and Details; I am Jack's cold sweat; Potvin praises Islanders; Extension convention

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Halak on for dear life.

You're all welcome
You're all welcome
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After a six-game-in-nine-night gauntlet (in which they took 10 points, by the way), the Islanders finally get a minute off. Next game is Tuesday versus Ottawa. Take a breath, everyone.

Islanders links

  • Recaps of a nail-biter: LHH | Newsday | NY Post | NY Daily News | Islanders | | In Lou We Trust
  • Injured Johnny Boychuk and Lubomir Visnovsky will be re-evaluated on Monday. Meanwhile, the crowd at the Coliseum is propelling the Islanders.[Newsday]
  • Ageless Jaromir Jagr will miss playing in the building he has feasted in forever. [Newsday]
  • Staple's early notebook includes Nielsen smiting shootouts [Newsday]
  • It's a long way off, but there's a chance the Islanders and Rangers could meet in the playoffs. I don't think my heart could take the strain. [Steve Zipay in Newsday]
  • A longer form piece from the Islanders site about the man, the myth, the coach, Jack Capuano.
  • Raconteur Denis Potvin likes the look of the Islanders this year and says Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy can have an impact off the ice as well. [Daily News | Newsday]
  • Brooksie also likes the look of the Islanders, just as they exit Nassau Coliseum. On his way out of the article, Larry takes a few swipes at Garth Snow, too.
  • Audio: TSN's Hockey Analytics podcast talks Islanders (around the 10 minute and 38:30 marks)
  • The Sound Tigers slump on, dropping a 3-1 decision to Hartford last night. [BST | Soundin' Off]
  • Brent Thompson talks about work ethic. [Soundin' Off]
  • Friday night, Michael Dal Colle and Joshua Ho-Sang faced off in OHL action, with Ho-Sang's Ice Dogs coming out on top. This and other prospect updates from Islanders Insight.

Around the NHL

  • So, um, the Sabres have won five of six. Not sure what they think they're doing, but saves like this one by Jhonas Enroth won't help them score a McDavid in June. [SB Nation]
  • I'm not a professional, but I'm pretty sure punching a linesman isn't a good idea. [Deadspin]
  • Montreal signed pesky Brendan Gallagher to a tidy six-year contract extension. [Eyes on the Prize]
  • And the Wild signdella Marco Scandella to a contract extendella [SB Nation]. He celebrated by trying to kill T.J. Oshie last night for some reason. [SB Nation]
  • Blake Comeau might end up being a real productive bargain for the Penguins (while a McNally weeps). [CBS Sports]
  • Sportsnet will attempt to determine which NHL team has the best goal song. I'm sure it will render an unimpeachable, objective decision.

Captured by Keith, Boss doesn't hold back on Brodeur: