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Islanders Gameday News: Preseason finales as Isles, Sound Tigers near final rosters

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Tonight, the pretend season ends in Washington.

New York Islanders v New Jersey Devils
Put me in, coach.
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The New York Islanders conclude their preseason schedule with a 5 p.m. start in Washington tonight.

Islanders News

  • Newsday’s season preview discusses the kids, who needs to improve, the goalie monster, and the importance of breakouts with "decision-making was a key reason Scott Mayfield was sent down and that Ryan Pulock may not start opening night." [Newsday]
  • Worth revisiting from the end of last week: What Isles brass is saying about Anthony Beauvillier, who has an opening night spot in sight. [Isles]
  • The Sound Tigers concluded their preseason undefeated*. *It was only two games. [Sound Tigers | Soundin' Off]
  • Bridgeport now has roster decisions of its own, and former junior overager Aaron Berisha has impressed. [CT Post]
  • A reminder that Torgo’s annual preseason prediction contest is now up and accepting your picks. [LHH fanpost]
  • Jake Bischoff scored twice in Minnesota's shutout win in Alaska. [SBN College Hockey]
  • David Quenneville had a hat trick for Medicine Hat. [Edmonton Journal]

Elsewhere

  • Jonathan Huberdeau had a skate cut on his ankle and will require an MRI. [NHL]
  • George McPhee and Bill Foley took lots of questions from fans, discussed team-building in Vegas. [NHL]
  • Stan Fischler says there are reasons for Isles, Smurfs and Devils fans to be excited. [Daily Freeman]
  • In contrast, "You might want to forgive some Oiler fans for not having the sunniest disposition." [Copper & Blue] [Sportsnet]
  • A "Statistically Speaking" look at the Nail Yakupov trade and Kris Russell signing. [TSN]
  • The Flames really would, you know, like to sign Johnny Gaudreau by the start of the season. [NHL]
  • Season preview for the New York Riveters, who have a new look. [Ice Garden]