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Islanders Gameday News: Pulock and Pals Prepare for Coyote Ugly, Ears Intact, Strome Battle

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The Coyotes fly in after a big loss in Montreal.

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Travis...I’m watching you, Travis. —H.A.L.
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Happy Gameday! Ryan Strome will play against his brother, Dylan, for the first time in the NHL tonight. Leave your FIG Picks here.

Islanders News

  • Tonight the Islanders welcome the Arizona Coyotes, who have been bleeding goals including last night in Montreal. [Five for Howling | AZ Central]
  • (Bonus points to Dave Tippett for the Capuano-esque line, "We competed hard. There’s areas of our game that still have to clean up, though. Some of the execution is not what it needs to be and for us, we need all the parts to work for us to be real competitive.")
  • The Isles look to be without Nick Leddy, who is day-to-day and to be replaced by Ryan Pulock. [LHH | NHL | Newsday]
  • Pulock wants to prove he belongs for good, Jack Capuano wants him to be more assertive. [Isles]
  • Pulock's callup affects the Sound Tigers, of course. [Connecticut Post | Soundin' Off]
  • More on those adorable puppies. [NHL]
  • ...and Sparky at the NHL Store. [NHL]
  • The Islanders rank 84th on some "Ultimate Standings" list that probably means something. [ESPN]

Beyond Brooklyn

  • In regrettable news, NHL.com will be shut down after its creators were hired by the league. [LHH Zeitgeist]
  • Jaromir Jagr scored his 750th NHL goal last night. Imagine if there had been no KHL interregnum. [NHL]
  • These five general managers may be on the hotseat. [THN]
  • No matter what, at least our players have their ears fully intact. Same can no longer be said of Daniel Winick. [SB Nation]
  • On the legendary Rober Nielson, and the towerl legend in Vancouver. [Buffalo News]
  • Alex Radulov is just what the Habs needed. [HEOTP]
  • The Stars won but lost a couple of players to injury in Patrick Sharp and Patrick Eaves. [Defending Big D]
  • The Blues lost, but Nail Yakupov returned to Edmonton to score the first goal. [SLGT]
  • A very important assessment of all the Minnesota Wild hair cuts. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • The Penguins extended Matt Murray for three years. [PensBurgh]
  • The NHL and NHLPA have launched a program to keep their players from becoming ex-NFLers when they retire from playing. [AP]
  • If you missed it from two night's ago, the Jets were down and out at home until Patrik Laine stole the show and completed the comeback win in overtime. [SB Nation]