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Islanders News: Possession predicament; Cappy at 400; Slumping Sound Tigers

Sunshine is everywhere.

Not from yesterday, but who cares.
Not from yesterday, but who cares.
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Things looked pretty grim for the Islanders yesterday afternoon. But if you watched either of the NFL playoff games, you were reminded that things could always be a lot worse (sorry, LCH.)

Islanders stuffs

  • Painful Recaps: LHH | Newsday | Islanders | | NYI Skinny | Broad Street Hockey
  • An injury update on Travis Hamonic, who missed the game. [Newsday]
  • For any pro coach, reaching 400 games behind the bench is a milestone. Having said that... I'm not sure if you want to read about Jack Capuano's achievement after yesterday's game. [Newsday]
  • The slumping Sound Tigers couldn't complete their comeback against Hartford. [CT Post | Soundin' Off]
  • Eyes on Isles does what I was feebly attempting to: examine the Islanders possession numbers to see the night and day difference between last year and this year.
  • A look back at the unbelievable junior career of Pat LaFontaine by Third String Goalie.

Other miseries

  • Alex Ovechkin scored twice against the Rangers yesterday, including the OT game winner, and sits at 499 career goals going into today's game versus Ottawa. Relax and enjoy. [WaPo]
  • The Red Wings placed defenseman Jakub Kindl on waivers yesterday and everybody thinks he'd be a great pick-up, except Red Wings fans. [WIIM]
  • The likelihood of the Rangers trading Keith Yandle grows larger everyday. [NY Post]
  • Even pros like Daniel Sedin can make bad, bad line-changes at the worst times. [SBN]