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Sorokin shines, but Dal Colle gets dal cut.

I'm on it.
I'm on it.
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

No rest of the Islanders, who winged out of Detroit after their victory at Joe Louis Arena and will face the Tampa Bay Lightning at home tonight. FIG picks for tonight can be registered here.

Islanders links

  • Recaps of a three count bout: LHH | Newsday | NHL.com | Islanders | Winging it in Motown
  • Team Canada and Team Russia played a World Junior pre-tournament game in Toronto and it turned into the Ilya Sorokin Show. The Islanders draft pick stopped a ridiculous 50 out of 51 shots to lead Russia to an OT win. [Eyes on the Prize]
  • Unfortunately (or fortunately, if you like Islanders prospects playing less games), Michael Dal Colle was cut from Team Canada following the loss. [Slam | Durham Region]
  • More Islanders games could be coming to NBC SN thanks some flexing. Don't do them any favors, guys. [Newsday]
  • The Sound Tigers whooped on Norfolk 5-2. [BST | Soundin' Off]
  • The NHL's Super 16 rankings talk about Kyle Okposo's production.
  • Episode 3 of the Last Call in Nassau Series. This time, I drag my wife, my dad and my daughter to that ill-fated game against the Blues at Nassau Coliseum.
  • Your daily Oilers tire fire update comes with a comparison to the Islanders. [Spector's Hockey]
  • Damien Cox attempts to write about the Islanders "quiet" move to Brooklyn from his Ivory Tower in Toronto and gets so much wrong you'll wonder what team he's actually writing about. [Toronto Star]

Video Center

  • From last night, Shannon Hogan talked to former Islander and Red Wing Chris Osgood. [MSG Network]
  • Aaron Ness and Scott Mayfield decorate Christmas cookies. No. I'm not kidding. [BST Youtube]
  • The Penguins' Christmas video is the hap, hap happiest one since Bing Crosby danced with Danny fuckin' Kaye. [Penguins]
  • The Blackhawks stump for All Star votes with a retro 80's workout video. [Puck Daddy]
  • Nabby never had a chance on that one, Howie. [SB Nation]

Elsewhere

  • Steve Mason left Flyers practice after suffering an upper body injury that sounded both shocking and painful. He'll miss the next two games. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Two more Penguins have been diagnosed with mumps: defenseman Olli Maatta, who has already endured enough this season [ESPN], and Iceburgh, the Penguins mascot, who I'm only kidding about.
  • Gordie Howe is feeling better after receiving stem cell treatments. [Sportsnet]
  • Jen LC brings charts on what NHL teams get the most from their drafted players. The Islanders are in good company. [Committed Indian]
  • The Canadian Women's Hockey League's All Star game was played recently and the (lack of) coverage of it showed just how far the sport needs to come to gain widespread popularity. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • In other WJC news, Team USA beat Boston University in their exhibition game. [NHL.com]
  • Former NHLer Tim Stapleton is experiencing the KHL's wild ride first hand. [Sportsnet]
  • Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts checks in with Cory Sarich, who wants back into the NHL.
  • Negotiations between the Panthers and Broward County continue while the Hockey News laughs and salivates at another relocated American club. Nothing new here.
  • The Ducks will retire Teemu Selanne's number on January 11th and fans in Winnipeg can watch the show from the MTS Center viewing party. [Jets]
  • Darryl Reaugh hates morning skates. Like, really hates them. [Stars]
  • How The Walking Dead helped Tampa's Nikita Kucherov's voice and, subsequently, his game. [TB Times]
  • Sorta-hockey: Why is it "Tim Hortons" and not "Tim Horton's" with an apostrophe? It's a long story. [Plaidspin]