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Islanders News: Pesky Panthers Purloin a Pair of Points; Potvin Pokes Pols

That's a brazen costume for a cat burglar.

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Not enough.
Not enough.
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Islanders notes

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | NY Post | Daily News | NY Times | | Islanders | Hornick's Skinny
  • The extra stats breakdown shows a rough game for the Euro Line. [LHH]
  • Four hundred games come and go so quickly. [Newsday]
  • Bow tie Bill's heart is still at the Coliseum. [Newsday]
  • But Denis Potvin lays the blame for the Islanders' move at the feet of Nassau County. [Miami Herald]
  • Turns out Kyle Okposo has a detached retina. That sounds painful. [LHH]
  • Jiggs McDonald talks a little more about his recent visit to Al Arbour. [Newsday]
  • Your eyes did not deceive you. the fisherman was back last night and somehow, we all survived. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Islanders Stanley Cup odds are 12/1 right now. Not sure if last night's game changed that. [Newsday]
  • A big feature on Michael Dal Colle. [Oshawa Express]
  • Lukas Sutter has been suspended for one game by the AHL following a match penalty. [The AHL]
  • Sunday is Brett Gallant Bobblehead Day. The Sound Tigers hope to have the man himself in the line-up that day. [CT Post]
  • This bro at the game last night is FIRED UP! [SB Nation via Keith]

Around the NHL

  • Well, this is surprising: ESPN will broadcast the next World Cup of Hockey. [TSN's Rick Westhead]
  • This save by Carter Hutton is unpossible. [SB Nation]
  • The Jets made Evander Kane a healthy scratch in his hometown of Vancouver last night, which I'm sure will go over real well. [Puck Daddy]
  • Ted Nolan is not a man to mince words: Play hard to get traded [Die by the Blade]
  • That interview with Puck Daddy got referee Tim Peel suspended for a game. [PD Follow-up]
  • Things could be picking up on the trade front, even before the deadline. []
  • Contenders and pretenders in three-word summaries. The Islanders should have been "Unlicensed Penalty Killing." [Winging It]
  • Dan Boyle: Third Pairing Defenseman. [NY Post]
  • The future of the Winnipeg Jets is a bright one. [Jets Nation]
  • The NHLPA says slow your roll on the 3-on-3 OT. [USA Today]
  • Brandon Prust writes about what being an NHL enforcer is like. I appreciate his enthusiasm and candor, but the circular logic will make you dizzy. [Players Tribute]
  • Gordie Howe's health is getting better thanks to stem-cell treatments. []
  • Down Goes Brown disseminates some of the worst long-distance goals of all time. [Grantland]
  • The Kings went back to the White House. Which president would each LA player be? Glad you asked. [Battle of California]
  • Not hockey, but of interest to any other New York/New Jersey Hit Men fans: An oral history of the XFL. [SB Nation]