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Islanders Gameday News: Tavares rebounds, Greiss saves, Kulemin monsters

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Digging out of the snow for one more game in January.

"Guys, we got a snow day!"
"Guys, we got a snow day!"
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After a false start, or snowy never-was, on Saturday, the New York Islanders are set to play the Detroit Red Wings at home tonight. Leave your First Islanders Goal picks here.

Islanders Reads
  • John Tavares and the Isles think they are hitting their stride just as the All-Star break arrives. [Newsday]
  • Thomas Greiss has been bailing out the Islanders, now he's bailing out Long Islanders. [LHH]
  • An analysis of the Islanders' weighted shot attempts through 46 games reveals Nikolay Kulemin to be a monster...the good kind of monster. [LHH]
  • The Flyers didn't end up playing the Isles Saturday night, and they got the hell out of dodge thanks to a bus driver who got them out just before the 2:30 p.m. travel ban. [Delco Times] ...not before practicing in Brooklyn, however. [Philly.com]
  • Hockey Night in New York talks Isles-Red Wings, other things. [BlogTalkRadio]
  • The Sound Tigers had some games postponed by the storm, but that didn't keep them from practicing. [Soundin' Off]
Not Here, But There
  • Deja vu: In the middle of a lucrative contract, Brad Richards disappoints. [WIIM]
  • Ex Wing Damien Brunner clowns a goalie in a shootout. [CBS]
  • The NHL seeks cameras to advance even more soul-sucking video reviews to overturn goals on plays that are offside by mere centimeters, because the spirit of that rule is totally about making sure everyone's equipment is in alignment on the blueline to the nth degree rather than just preventing cherry picking. [Puck Daddy]
  • Milan Lucic was suspended one game for doing Milan Lucic things. [NHL | SB Nation]
  • The Lightning have offered Steven Stamkos an eight-year deal at $8.5 million per. [NHL]
  • Bobby Ryan scored the winner against the Smurfs to win a family a puppy. Immediately afterward, the league announced shooting-for-puppies as the new format for the 2017 All-Star game. [SB Nation]
  • The week in the Metro. [All About The Jersey]
  • Hilary Knight leads the NWHL all-stars. [NHL]