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Islanders News: Slump squashed; Gillies in his Glory; Injury updates

Oh what a relief it is.

Jethro schools the young 'uns.
Jethro schools the young 'uns.
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The Islanders' next game is a rare Monday tilt versus those New Jersey Devils, tomorrow night at the Coliseum. Until then, have a good Sunday and for god's sake, don't watch the Giants or Jets games.

Islanders news

  • Recaps of a relieving recovery: LHH | Newsday | NY Post | Daily News | Islanders | | Second City Hockey
  • Videos and transcripts: Capuano on Strome and the defense, Visnovsky on 'awesome' [LHH]
  • Fan favorite Clark Gillies held court and talked about the good old days and wishes for the future. Newsday | Daily News | ESPN
  • Casey Cizikas and Travis Hamonic remain out, but they're closer to returning than Johnny Boychuk is. [Newsday]
  • Kyle Okposo could use a little puck luck to go along with a strong season. [Newsday]
  • Stan Fischler tells hyper-sensitve New York/New Jersey fans to have a Coke and a smile. [Daily Freeman]
  • Prior to last night's game, Cory Conacher cleared waivers and will report to Bridgeport. He has had success in the AHL before, winning the MVP award in 2012 [Soundin' Off]
  • Stockton lost 6-3 to the Colorado Eagle, who have a player named Brock Nixon. WTF? [Thunder]

Oh, Right. Other Teams

  • Patrick Kane's backhander over Jaroslav Halak was naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasty. Don't sweat it, Jaro. He does that to everybody. [CBS Eye on Hockey]
  • The Capitals congratulated Nicklas Backstrom on his hat trick by stuffing the hats into his locker. [SB Nation]
  • The Wall Street Journal covers the Devils' foray into analytics. Yes, even Big Lou is on board.
  • If you thought the Penguins' play-by-play crew was amateur hour, their intermission show is apparently more of the same. This "I Can't Breath" joke shows a serious lack of judgment. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Oilers need more than just a few new players. They need an entire top-to-bottom culture change. [Bleacher Report]

Elliotte Friedman sits down with possible Las Vegas team owner William Foley, who has a name picked out and everything. Geez, it's almost like the NHL wants this to happen.