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Islanders News: Hurricaned in Halifax

The Islanders drop their Halifax game 5-3 to the Hurricanes.

Who are my linemates *this* year?
Who are my linemates *this* year?
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The New York Islanders are off today after a 5-3 loss in Halifax to the Carolina Hurricanes. They resume the preseason schedule Monday night at Barclays Center.

Islanders Reads
  • We had a handful of reader/commenters at the game last night in Nova Scotia. Thanks for chiming in on the game thread. [LHH]
  • Otherwise, John Tavares, Ryan Strome and Ryan Pulock got the goals. That's about all we got. [Isles]
  • The locals were excited though. And local boy Eric Boulton was named third star, because he's Eric Boulton. [Metro News]
  • Okay, a bit more from the Carolina side. [News & Observer]
  • Anders Lee and Ryan Strome are alright with playing on the franchise center's line, in case there was any question. [Newsday]
  • Inquiring minds want to know, where are the 2005-06 Islanders now? [Eyes on Isles]
Beyond Halifax
  • Ville Pokka, the lone remaining Blackhawk property from the Nick Leddy trade, was cut and sent to the AHL. [Pronman]
  • The Hawks did sign Brent Seabrook though. Through 2024. [TSN]
  • Meanwhile, everything about the Patrick Kane case and coverage is a disaster. [Sporting News]
  • Will Alex Ovechkin unlock the non-shootout powers of TJ Oshie? [Puck Daddy]
  • The Bruins have questions going into the season. [NHL]
  • Blair Riley's game lasted 16 seconds because he was ejected for a lineup malfunction. [Puck Daddy]