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"Hemispheres" by Rush.

Hey, Mouls. How's it goin?
Hey, Mouls. How's it goin?
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The Islanders surrendered 10 shots in yesterday's 3-2 win over Buffalo. That's appalling. They'll need to play better than that against the Oilers on Tuesday of they want to keep them down to 2-3 shots against for the game. Anything less is unacceptable.

Islanders links

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | Islanders | | Die by the Blade | LHH Corsi recap | Hornick's Skinny
  • And even more fancy stats:

  • Michael Grabner is back on IR, retro to Saturday, which necessitated the call ups of goal-scorer Colin McDonald and tongue-twister Harry Zolnierczyk. [PHT]
  • With Cal Clutterbuck also hurt, Travis Hamonic wore the "A" that he sorta already wears unofficially anyway. [Newsday]
  • The team site on Frans Nielsen's 500th game.
  • The Sound Tigers dropped a 3-1 decision to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday after two straight overtime wins. [CT Post | Soundin' Off]
  • Michael Dal Colle had a goal two goals and an assist in Oshawa's 7-2 demolition of Guelph. [Waterloo Record]
  • Not to be outdone, Joshua Ho-Sang's Niagara Ice Dogs laid an even more destructive demolition on London, beating them 9-3. Ho-Sang had a goal and three helpers. [St. Catharines Standard]
  • Captain Controversy! Apparently, there was some discussion of a possible slew-foot John Tavares laid on Brad Marchand in Saturday's game in Boston. For the record, the DOPS didn't see it as a suspendable slew-foot, but more along the lines of a trip. [Hockey Buzz]. And Marchand didn't think much of it either way. [Big Bad Blog]
  • The move to Brooklyn means no more tailgating, unless you open up a parking lot near Barclays Center. [NY Times]

Goalie Go Round and other news

  • Steve Mason left the Flyers' win over the Capitals yesterday with another injury. No telling now how long he'll be out. []
  • Henrik Lundqvist's injury is officially a sprained blood vessel, and he could have suffered a stroke if he hadn't addressed it when he did. That would have been un-good. []
  • In healthy goalie news, Devan Dubnyk has been the real deal with the Wild. [Puck Daddy]
  • In Lou We Trust's Metro snapshot came out before Sunday's games, which saw the Islanders re-take first and the Caps and Rangers lose.
  • The Beanpot is postponed to February 23rd due to inclement weather in the Northeast. [SBN College Hockey]
  • Mike Fisher spears Erik Gubranson in his gudbransons. [SBN]

The group picture from the Islanders dad's n' mentors n' brothers week, courtesy of Casey Cizikas: