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Islanders News: Lovely evening in the city; Dominator gets his due; Perreault pounds Panthers

Feels good, man.

Lots of suits.
Lots of suits.
Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Oh, not much. Just a regular old Tuesday night.

Islanders links

  • Recaps of a home invasion: LHH | Staple on the twists n' turns | Steve Zipay on the historic win | Special Guest Star: The New York Times | NY Post | NY Daily News | Islanders | |
  • NEW! Eric Hornick's Skinny has some interesting stuff involving... Chico Resch (and Jaroslav Halak).
  • Puck Daddy says that no matter what the Islanders say, it wasn't just another game.
  • Stefan Bondy descends from his gilded basketball hoop to stump for a Rangers-Islanders playoff series that he can slot into his New York sports history rolodex whenever he wants to prove he knows more than everybody else. [NY Daily News]
  • The Rangers get the immediate post-game "Is it panic time?" story from ESPN. Guys, seriously?
  • The win brought out some creative meme-making and Twitter trolling. [LHH]
  • HockeyGoalieEh has the possession tables, which looked good for the visitors. [LHH]
  • Islanders are all aboard the Corsi Express. [Newsday]
  • Before the game, our own Michael Leeboff put the New York Hockey Derby into proper perspective.
  • Episode 8 of Newsday's Last Season on Long Island video series is about the rivalry.
  • Tuesday's Sound Tigers notes include an appearance by new recruit Matt Lashoff. [Soundin' Off]
  • Penn State goalie Eamon McAdam is the Big 10's Third Star of the Week. [Black Shoe Diaries]
  • Roommate Update: The Nets are for sale (unless they aren't.) (Maybe.) [Nets Daily]

What other games?

  • Mathieu Perreault scored HOW MANY goals for Winnipeg last night? []
  • Simon Gagne won't play for the Bruins this season after the passing of his father. [Puck Daddy]
  • Friedman's 30 Thoughts thinks about Anze Kopitar's next contract and why the Wild might want to hold onto Mike Yeo (even though they got tuned up by the Penguins 7-2 last night).
  • Bad news for Pittsburgh: Olli Maatta's season is probably over thanks to a bum shoulder. [Pensburgh]
  • Jason Spezza returned to Ottawa a little less of a scapegoat than he was when he was there. [TSN]
  • Jeremy Roenick talks about all kinds of stuff with Greg Wyshynski, including a deal he (and we, or at least I) wish Garth Snow had made. [Puck Daddy]
  • Down Goes Brown takes a stroll with weird All Stars of the past. [Grantland]
  • Teams would be wise to pick up either Jeff Petry or Andrej Sekera. [TSN]
  • Sean Monahan may be boring, but he's also becoming a good defensive player, too. [Matchsticks]
  • Shane Doan sucks. [Battle of Cali]
  • The Sabres retired Dominik Hasek's number last night and for many of us, The Dominator was must-see TV of our adolescence. CP on how one skinny Czech guy came to dominate the NHL | The Buffalo News has the man talking about his legacy [Audio] | Mike Babcock on coaching a legend in their golden years. [@JoeYerdon on Twitter]

And here's the ceremony. Hasek was the best. []