The next visitor in the Islanders' "every other day is gameday" February run is the Columbus Blue Jackets, who mounted a two-goal third-period comeback (their first successful one of the season) last night at home to beat the Flyers in overtime.
Leave your First Islanders Goal picks for tonight here.
- To be clear, the Isles play a lot of games this month, but hey this grind is part of the job. [Isles]
- This may have been Dan's best: Harper Lee's next novel is actually "To Kill A Penalty," starring the Islanders. [LHH]
- Anders Lee is doing just lovely on the first line. [Islanders Insight]
- The New York Times praises Colin McDonald with a quintessential Times-ian headline.
- Steve Valiquette shares his view on why the Isles have owned the Rangers, with heavy reliance on his red shot-green shot lens. [MSG video]
- A poor third period took down the Sound Tigers in Providence. [CT Post]
- The craziest but most Isles-appropriate way to announce a pregnancy? Yes! [FanShot]
- Oh, just another two goals and two assists for Michael Dal Colle, this time in a 7-1 win over Kingston. [Durham Region]
- Josh Ho-Sang anticipates his first return to Windsor since the trade. No bitterness. [Windsor Star]
- Son of (Steve) Thomas has scored his first NHL goal. [THN]
Beyond Yes! Isle
- The Stars won last night but lost Tyler Seguin, Ales Hemsky and Ben Eaves to varying serious injuries. [DMN] Seguin was taken out by a Dmirtri Kulikov clipping.
- Some hilarious quotes in this week's 30 Thoughts, including "How will Maloney counter Buffalo's moves?" and (regarding summer moves) "Teams that lose in the first round are the most pissed off." [Sportsnet]
- Old friend Sean Bergenheim was scratched, had his effort questioned by Gerard Gallant, and had already requested a trade to somewhere his "style of play is appreciated and valued." [Miami Herald]
- If the Leafs deal Kessel, it's an opportunity lost. [Sportsnet]
- New rich guys are aligning to bring the NHL, NBA to Seattle. [Seattle Times]
- Ville Leino is a Flyers again! But not that kind of Flyer. [BSH]
- The crazy story of Glen Metropolit's rise from the "mean streets" to a really long pro hockey career. [CBC]
- Where in the NHL is Mark Arcobello this week? [CBS]
- John Tortorella says he would've fired himself last year too. Also, he and his running mate Mike Sullivan are developing their own analytic of every 5-on-5 goal this season. [Puck Daddy]