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Islanders News: Turn down for Roy; Rivalry Week; Sparks flies in Toronto

Now it's in your head.

Cousin Larry! We do the Dance of Joy!
Cousin Larry! We do the Dance of Joy!
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Next up: Wednesday Stupidity. Gird your loins.

Islanders Stuff

  • Recaps: LHHNewsdayNY PostNY Daily NewsIslanders | NHL.comNYI Skinny | MHH
  • Even Thomas Greiss's own goals are highlight reel-worthy. [LHH]
  • Playing the Islanders inspires The Denver Post's Terry Frei to reminisce about Brooklyn in pop culture and Matt Duchene to reminisce about fellow 2009 first rounder John Tavares.
  • That's 500 games for Josh Bailey, despite at least that many trade proposals over the years. [Newsday]
  • The latest Travis Hamonic scuttlebutt: Dustin Byfuglien's not walking through that door. [LHH]
  • Look for more trains running to and from Barclays Center on gamedays, courtesy of the Long Island Rail Road. [Islanders | MTA]
  • Sound Tiger Time: The week that was | Justin Vaive is banged up and the team isn't happy with how they've played lately. [Soundin' Off]
  • Eamon McAdam posted Penn State's first shutout since last February, blanking Vermont 4-0 on Sunday. [BSD]
  • Games over the next few days in New York include Islanders vs. Rangers, Knicks vs. Nets and Jets vs. Giants. Which means it's probably a good week to avoid your sibling, sibling-in-law, co-worker, neighbor or anyone else that will make those games less fun. [Newsday]
  • The Long Island Royals midget team made a kid's wish come true. [Newsday]

Other Stuff

  • Journeyman goalie Garrett Sparks earned a shutout in his first ever NHL game, although technically it was against the Oilers. [PPP]
  • Also from that recap: Michael Grabner failed to convert a breakaway opportunity because he's Michael Grabner. :(
  • Carey Price will miss six weeks with an injury. Sadly for Price, he won't have the Islanders to rehab against. [EOTP]
  • Unsealed emails show-high-ranking NHL executives taking a callous attitude towards head trauma and proper spelling. []
  • Lefty Ryan Suter's not happy to be paired with righty Jonas Brodin and made sure everybody knew it. [SBN]
  • The Flyers stink but their goalies have been more than okay. [BSH]
  • Five for Howling urges a change in the AHL eligibility rule that a lot of us around here might agree with.

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