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[Bits] Set me to an early lead, you just keep me hanging on

Entertaining trees falling in the forest.

Err...piece of cake. Yeah, that's it...
Err...piece of cake. Yeah, that's it...
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If you saw the Islanders take a 4-0 lead in the first period last night and expected them to clamp down and coast to an easy win, I congratulate you on watching and surviving your first New York Islanders game. Next one is Thursday evening in Tampa.

Islanders news:

  • Recaps: LHH | Arthur Staple's recap in New$day includes the difference between this season's late visit to Raleigh versus last year's | Islanders | Point Blank | Canes Country
  • The Skinny from Eric Hornick. Time Flies: 12 years ago [last] night (3-25-02): Alexei Yashin had four goals as the Islanders pounded the Blackhawks 9-2 in the United Center.
  • Buyout options for Islanders players. Spoiler alert: it's a short list. [The Checking Line]
  • Reader Dougtone with some photos from Sunday's game against Columbus. [Fanshot]


  • Last night's NHL Scores. Maple Leafs lose (again), Blue Jackets go and steal one from the Red Wings. A four way tie for the wild card spot in the East makes for a fun next few weeks.
  • NHL Teams: if you're going to run a Twitter Q&A for one of your players, be careful. Exhibit A: the Penguins hijacked #AskNeal Affair. [Crossing Broad]
  • Once again, Down Goes Brown sets the record straight on some NHL "facts." [Grantland]
  • Nice read from Canes Country on Jim Rutherford: the Father of Triangle Hockey and the man who build Carolina's family atmosphere.
  • Seeing live NHL games is expensive. How expensive? [Nucks Misconduct]
  • San Jose Sharks: They are very good. []
  • Today's #fancystats Advanced Classes:
    • How Cup contenders are really built. [Silver Seven].
    • Tyler Dellow on why Corsi matters. [mc79hockey]
    • Travis Yost on how teams improved on special teams from last year. [Hockey Buzz]
  • UMASS-Lowell defenseman Christian Folin is getting major interest from NHL teams. [CBS Sports]
  • Rangers color man Joe Micheletti tore his Achilles in a pick-up basketball game. Usually when Dolan employees get hurt shooting hoops, they play for the Knicks. [North]
  • RIP Tim Sassone, venerable Chicago sports writer. [Sherman Report]
  • RIP Ralph Wilson venerable Buffalo Bills owner and football Hall of Famer. [Buffalo Rumblings]
  • What the puck is this thing? [Deadspin]

Good luck getting this out of your head today.