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Islanders News: Shutout Shuttle; Boychuk hurting; Power Play Arsenal; Sound Tigers Stomp Satanists

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Saturday night's alright for blanking.

Taste the rainbow
Taste the rainbow
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Islanders links

  • Recaps of a complete game shutout: LHH | Newsday | Islanders | | Five for Howling | LHH Battle Level
  • Johnny Boychuk will have his knee evaluated today after missing last night's game thanks to this knee-on-knee by Kyle Clifford. Also, Josh Bailey's hand no longer requires a brace and he could be back soon, possibly switching places on IR with Boychuk. [Newsday]
  • Arthur Staple's notebook talks about the various interchangeable weapons on the Islanders' power play (e.g. why not ALL Boychuk the time?!) and score-adjusted Fenwick. [Newsday]
  • Saturday was a pretty good night for the Sound Tigers, too. They whooped Albany 7-2 with six (6) power play goals. Damn, son! The two teams hook up again this afternoon at 3pm. [BST | Soundin' Off]
  • A prospect round-up at Islanders Insight.
  • Penn State Hockey is off until November 14, but this blog takes a very in-depth look at each goaltender's equipment including Islanders draft pick Eamon MacAdam. [Penn Live]
  • Denver Post's Adrian Dater spotlights John Tavares as only a smug Western Conference writer can.

Sunday Papers

  • The Canadiens retired the jersey of the great Guy Lapointe on Saturday night. "Pointu" was a staple of their 70's dynasty. [AP]
  • Patrick Roy got mad. [SB Nation | Broad Street Hockey]
  • Dan Girardi got cut. On the neck. [SB Nation]
  • No idea what was going through Antoine Roussel's mind at the end of the Stars' loss to the Sharks but he didn't help the Stars pull out of the tailspin they're in. [Puck Daddy]
  • Another Flyers defenseman is down, this time prospect Shayne Gostisbehere. How long until Philly starts calling random Watson brothers to fill out the line-up? [Broad Street Hockey]
  • I think the hockey fan community in general doesn't make enough fun of Stephen Weiss' now-untenable contract with the Red Wings. Winging it in Motown discusses Weiss and the idea of sunk costs.
  • So that Filip Forsberg kid is pretty good, huh? [On the Forecheck]
  • The Senators are trying to foster a soccer-like atmosphere at Canadian Tire Center thanks to a dedicated section of fans. Kind of like what Section 329 has been doing at the Coliseum for about five years. But don't tell that to the New York Times.
  • Also from the Times; At the Garden, a failed Union Buster is sued.
  • The Edmonton Oilers once offered a German star defenseman a contract just before their dynasty took off. He would have been a pioneer for players trapped behind the Iron Curtain. Too bad he didn't hear about the offer for six years. [Toronto Star]
  • Sports Illustrated runs down the NHL's most exciting players. No Islanders, but No. 1 is magic.
  • Reminder: The Minnesota Wild are the worst. [Stace of Base writing for Eyes on the Prize]
  • Best news of the weekend: Sabres voice and hockey legend Rick Jeanneret is cancer-free. [Sportsnet]

Sometimes, social media can be wonderful. Watch Frans Nielsen's goal from last night and it's hard not to notice these folks sitting right behind Mike Smith. Great work, everyone. Big Tavares Face approves.