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Islanders News: More Meadowbrook memories; Playoff Preview; Captain's comedown

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Okay, everyone. Take the day.

It's gonna be okay.
It's gonna be okay.
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Lots to chew on today after a wild finish to the NHL's regular season.

Islanders links

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | NY Post | Daily News | NY Times | Islanders | NHL.com | The Cannon
  • Eric Hornick's final regular season Skinny from the Coliseum.
  • The Islanders and Capitals will kick off their series Wednesday night in Washington. Sunday afternoon is Game 3 at the Coliseum. [LHH | NHL]
  • Calvin deHaan was back in the line-up last night. Will he return to regular duty? [Newsday]
  • Something is up with Travis Hamonic. Let's hope it's cleared up by next week. [Newsday]
  • The disappointment for the Islanders continued even after the game was over: with a secondary assist in the dying minutes of a win over Nashville, Jamie Benn leapfrogged John Tavares to win the Art Ross Trophy. [LHH | NY Post | A rightfully excited Defending Big D]
  • Brian Compton on Tavares' leadership evolution. [NHL.com]
  • Anders Lee had a good season, too, and could be a key contributor in the playoffs. [NHL.com]
  • Train the Kyle Okposo Way! [SI.com]
  • 29 years ago today, Al Arbour's first tenure as Islanders coach came to an end after a playoff loss to the Capitals. [Skinny]

Scrapbooking

A Little Extra

Coach Arbour wasn't able to make it up for the final game, but his wife Claire and his family were on hand to drop the first puck. As always, he remains in our thoughts.