The Canucks have been waiting in their hotel since Friday, hopefully bored to tears and freezing their butts off. Game time is 6 pm tonight, so get your FIG picks in soon.
- Recaps: LHH | Newsday | Islanders | NHL.com | Japers | Hornick's Skinny
- Jack Capuano liked what he saw from Kael Mouillierat yesterday and he might have new linemates, while Lubomir Visnovsky will be back against the Canucks. [Newsday]
- Could yesterday's game be a preview of a playoff series? [CSN Washington]
- Good news: that old Michael Grabner Speed Force seems to be coming back. [Newsday]
- Johnny Boychuk keeps the point shots coming and the locker room laughing. [NY Times]
- TSN's Dave Hodge admires Boychuk's ability to simultaneously lift the Islanders and derail the Bruins. Too bad the Islanders only acquired him to keep the Sabres from getting Connor McDavid, right, Dave?
- Chris Higgins of Smithtown will play his final game at Nassau Coliseum (barring a Canucks/Islanders Cup final) and has lots of fond memories. [Vancouver Sun, which seems to have forgotten about a certain $4 billion dollar arena offer made to Nassau County]
- The Sporting News talks to Brett Yormark about Barclays Center and a hockey version of the Subway Series.
- When Mike Milbury and Ken Campbell get together for a Q&A, it's hard to decide who's more defensive. Milbury slams Twitter, his bosses, Bob McKenzie and the insurance industry in this short Hockey News article.
- Sunday is the 35th anniversary of the 1980 Miracle on Ice game, of which team USA and Islander legend Ken Morrow was a big part. [ESPN | Daily News]
- Just 'cause: a look at journeyman (and former Islander) Keith Acton from Third String Goalie.
- The Sound Tigers lost to Hershey in a fight-filled mess of a game. Goalie fight! [LHH]
- There was a Stadium Series game in Santa Clara, California last night. The Kings won it. John Fogerty was there. He's awesome. [Mercury News]
- Lindy Ruff vehemently disagrees with the refs after the Stars' crazy loss to Detroit last night. [SB Nation]
- Brooksie dishes on Zuccarello, Boychuk and a few others.
- A long autopsy of the Senators under Eugene Melnyk and Bryan Murray. Conditions in Canada's capital are not cool. [Globe and Mail]
- Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson might not be that if the Bruins hadn't given up on him. [Sportsnet]
- The trade deadline is March 2. Sportsnet relives some of the crazy deadlines.