The Islanders open their second season in Barclays Center tonight against the Anaheim Ducks. After each losing on the road last night, both teams are 0-2 and need a win in the worst way.
Game time is 6 pm but the pre-game fan fest begins at 3:30 so get your ass down to Brooklyn for fun and events before doors open at 4:30.
- Recaps: LHH | Newsday | Islanders | NHL.com | Japers | NYI Skinny
- Mathew Barzal's first NHL game was definitely unforgettable. But not for reasons anyone was expecting. [PHT]
- And his family flew all the way out from Vancouver and everything to watch him.
Look who we found outside Verizon Center... It's the Barzal's! #IslesFamily pic.twitter.com/vEt5ovSGJt— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) October 15, 2016
- Our English Isles fan gives his take on what went down in Washington. [FanPost]
- In a letter to fans, Brett Yormark lists all the changes you'll see around Barclays Center this season at Islanders games.
- The Kings are gonna need a goalie for a few months while Jonathan Quick is hurt. Are they trying to get Jean-Francois Berube back from the Islanders? [Newsday]
- Martin remembers all of the old man defensemen the Islanders have brought in over the years. [LHH]
- The Sound Tigers won their first game of the season, 2-1 over Providence last night. Christopher Gibson made 38 saves. [CT Post | BST]
- Michael Fornabaio can read your minds and asked Brent Thompson what he thought of Michael Dal Colle's and Joshua Ho-Sang's performances. [Soundin' Off]
- Kieffer Bellows scored his first goal for BU in a loss to Denver. [Go Terriers]
- RIP former New York Jet Dennis Byrd. whose inspiring story ends in a sad and sudden way.
Around the league
- The Blues decided to not take any shots in the third period of their game against the Rangers and let back-up goalie Carter Hutton do all the work. St. Louis won 2-1. [Newsday]
- The Maple Leafs decided to act like a normal team and just retire all of their damn "honored" numbers already [Sportsnet]. They also finally retired Dave Keon's No. 14. Even he thought honoring numbers was stupid. [Sportsnet]
- An empty net own goal is not how Loui Eriksson envisioned his first score as a Canuck would go. But he can laugh at it now because Vancouver won in a shootout. [SBN]
The Caps played a nice video tribute to Jason Chimera upon his return to Verizon Center. Many goals, some blood and lots of yelling from Washington announcers. [RMNB]
A message from #Caps to Jason Chimera who plays his first regular season game with the Islanders since leaving Washington. Thanks, Chimmer! pic.twitter.com/H8dfDqdez6— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 15, 2016