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Islanders Gameday News: Afternoon Canuck, shootin' Brock, fightin' Stephon, stumblin' Sound Tigers

The Islanders prepare for some Sunday afternoon/evening hockey in Brooklyn.

A Dutchman and a Slovak walk into a bar...
A Dutchman and a Slovak walk into a bar...
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The Islanders host the Canucks at the odd, three-day-weekend-for-some time of 4 p.m. today. Sparky will be there! So will the none-more-black thirds. Leave your FIG Picks here.

Islanders Reads
  • Brock Nelson's shot has been rocking, and Calvin de Haan's share of the load has quietly been impressive. [Newsday]
  • The Isles could totally take the East if they just made one of those massive prospects-for-rentals trade that the Rangers make. [Post/Brooks]
  • Speaking of trades...could Adam Pelech emerge to change the terms the Isles seek for Travis Hamonic? [SNY]
  • The Sound Tigers lost in Portland for their fifth consecutive loss, though with some signs of improvement. [CT Post | Soundin' Off live blog | BST]
  • Meanwhile, doing his ECHL stint in Missouri, goalie Stephon Williams got tossed for fighting! [Soundin' Off]
  • His one-time USHL creasemate, Eamon McAdam, had a "spectacular" night to help Penn State sweep Wisconsin. [Centre Daily]
  • Mathew Barzal assisted on all four of Seattle's goals in their win over Regina. [ESPN Seattle]
Beyond the Isle
  • Sneak preview! John Scott in "Downton All-Star." [LHH Zeitgeist Productions]
  • Jacob Markstrom, so long the future in Florida and almost the past even in Vancouver, has now changed the goalie picture for the visitors. [National Post]
  • What can David Perron bring the Ducks? [Anaheim Calling]
  • Anze Kopitar, finally, has reached agreement on an 8-year extension. [NHL]
  • Like a modern Manon Rheaume, Shannon Szabados is breaking barriers in the SPHL. [SI]
  • Marcus Foligno took down Tom Wilson, so that's pretty cool. [Die by the Blade]
  • The Sabres beat the Caps 4-1 in that one, which is even cooler. [NHL]
  • Paul Stastny, meet Alexei Emelin. Alexei isn't the meek sort. [SB Nation]

That's a lot of games!