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[Bits] Penalties kill, New York's Fightingest, Kane Mutiny?

Hope you somehow salvaged your Sunday night.

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Well this is awkward
Well this is awkward
Bruce Bennett

It's almost over. But if you're still interested, tomorrow night's game against Ottawa is the Islanders' final home date of the season. I'm sure tickets are available.

Islanders stuff:

  • Recaps: LHH | IPB | Islanders |
  • Arthur Staple's recap focuses on Scott Mayfield, who got the call to the big club and was anyway, regardless of the Islanders injury situation. [New$day]
  • The Skinny from the shutout.
  • John Tavares (and maybe Denis Potvin) will stop by the Butch Goring radio show/podcast Monday at 1:00 pm. You can listen here. I think.
  • The Sound Tigers are winless in nine games after a lost weekend. On Sunday, they came back from 3-0 down against Hersey, but couldn't take the lead. Michael Fornabaio looks at the small positives.

Around the NHL

  • Yesterday's NHL scores. Blackhawks beat the suddenly stumbling Blues. Flyers beat Sabres because.
  • Forget NHL enemies. The roughest, nastiest rivalry in hockey is New York Police versus New York Firefighters. Even in charity games, they thrown down. [NY Post]
  • Winnipeg's Evander Kane was a healthy scratch for the Jets' 4-2 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday. This is obviously big news, but Paul Maurice isn't elaborating. What happened the Kane this season? Nothing out of the ordinary for a 22-year-old power forward, according to Arctic Ice Hockey.
  • How your NHL fancystats sausage gets made by regular folks. [Eric T writing at]
  • Cory Schneider will be a UFA after next season and the agent speak has already begun. []
  • Coyotes back-up Thomas Greiss wants to be a starter. Anybody know any teams that need goalies? [AZ Central]
  • The Blue Jackets don't have a captain nor a conventional "face of the franchise." Is that hurting their public image? [Columbus Dispatch]
  • What Nikola Tesla, the real Most Interesting Man in the World, can teach hockey teams about running an effective power play. [Dallas Morning News]
  • Ilya Kovalchuk's KHL team is in disarray after firing its coaches and GM after a playoff loss. [Puck Daddy]
  • Tyler Dellow turns his attention to the eternal toughness versus skill debate.
  • Sportsnet is looking for "hockey experts." I guess Nick Kypreos doesn't count?

In case there was any doubt, Roberto Luongo is the best. Following the Panthers 3-2 win over Dallas on Sunday: