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Islanders News: Halak puts up a goose egg ; Decades Peeps; Williams finds a basket

Put that in your bonnet.

Hey, Ted. I got you a basket of goodies.
Hey, Ted. I got you a basket of goodies.
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Happy Easter/Happy Passover to everyone. If you're scoreboard watching today during that big family dinner, here's one to keep an eye on. Don't everyone hold their breath at once.

Islanders Links

  • Recaps of a relief: LHH | Newsday | NY Post | Daily News | Islanders | | NYI Skinny
  • Mikhail Grabovski is taking things slow, but inching his way back from his head injury. [Newsday]
  • Buffalo News Coliseum Memories: Bryan Trottier on his second home | Buffalo's last first overall pick was some guy named Pierre Turgeon. | Mike Harrington almost became a permanent resident of the Coliseum.
  • The Decades Night returnees remember their special moments. [Newsday | Islanders]
  • Video: News12 Long Island captures Decades Night. May require sign in. You're probably not missing anything.
  • Brooksie wants to see more than just eight former Islanders at next Saturday's final regular home game and teases a secret ceremony in the works.
  • TODAY'S MUST READ: Brian Compton on the legacy, the community and the chase for one last Cup at the Coliseum. []
  • In The Times, an essay of fandom lost and found.
  • The Strome Boys are a'comin' [Newsday]
  • Stephon Williams made 30 saves for his first Sound Tigers win. [CT Post | Soundin' Off Post-Game | Williams feels he's ready for the pros. [CT Post]
  • Oshawa polished off Peterborough in their playoff series on Friday, with two helpers from Michael Dal Colle. [Durham Region]

Loose Eggs

  • Thomas Vanek is a hypnotist. [SB Nation]
  • Former Toronto mayor/well known crack smoker and all-around buffoon Rob Ford is now on the Hockey Hall of Fame's Board of Directors. It's not as bad as it sounds but it does sound hilarious. [SB Nation]
  • Could the Bruins trade injured Marc Savard's contract to a cap-floor team in need of an extra contract? Nah. They would never do that... [SCOC]
  • RIP Canadiens legend Elmer Lach, who passed away yesterday at 97. [Eyes On the Prize]
  • Maybe if we all ask the Easter Bunny nicely for one last treat... [SB Nation]

As always, make your Easter epic: