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Islanders Gameday News: Back-to-Back Boston/Buffalo Bonanza; Frans forges a path; Lubo on scratchings

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Tillykke, Frans!

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Mr. 500
Mr. 500
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The Islanders take that short end of the stick they got from last night to Buffalo. Leave FIG picks for the Sabres game here. Puck drops at 5 pm.

Islanders Notes

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | Islanders | NHL.com | Hornick's Skinny
  • Watch Ryan Stome's first fight again and again. [The Score]
  • The stats recap and Case for the Return of Lubo. [LHH]
  • Visnovsky isn't happy to be scratched but is on-board for any changes the help the team win. [Newsday]
  • The Islanders on the difference between chasing teams and being chased. [Newsday]
  • Today's Big Read: On the day of his 500th game, Frans Nielsen and others reflect on his status as a pioneer for Danish hockey. [Newsday]
  • Boston remembers Bossy. [Herald]
  • Johnny Boychuk was back in Boston again and taking about his season on Long Island. [CSNNE]
  • Bridgeport won its second straight OT game, this time over Hartford. [BST | Fornabaio post game]

Sunday Readings

  • And in other surprising healthy scratch news: zillion dollar man David Clarkson watched  from the press box as the Maple Leafs snapped their 11-game losing streak. [Sportsnet]
  • In case you missed it in yesterday's preview: Zdeno Chara is now a licensed real estate agent. [Boston Globe]
  • Philly is in a bad, bad salary cap situation. [NHL Numbers]
  • A new slate of stats are coming to NHL.com and Nick Leddy is, literally, the poster boy for a few of them. [Daily News]
  • Matt Fenwick talks Corsi and stats revolutions. [Battle of Alberta]
  • The Blues got back to winning when they stopped trying to out-fancy each other. [USA Today]
  • Zach Parise finds his game after his dad finds peace. [Star Trib]
  • Every person in Saskatoon turns out to celebrate the life and career of the one-and-only Gordie Howe. [Elliotte Friedman for Sportsnet]

The dad's trip continues today, and this preview from last night's game talks to Mr. Clutterbuck and Mr. Strait about the experience.