So close. And yet, so Nino. Happy Friday.
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- So, coach. What was your impression of
Dave Kingman'sJaroslav Halak's performance?
Capuano: "Jaro wasn't sharp at all, he gave up some soft goals and we had to battle back. We did against a real good team."— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) December 30, 2016
More Capuano: "We needed a better effort from Jaro, quite honestly... Four goals on 24 shots isn't going to get it done."— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) December 30, 2016
Halak did not come out to speak to reporters, despite being requested to appear.— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) December 30, 2016
- Because he loves to torture you, Arthur Staple catches up with Nino Niederreiter to reminisce about his Islanders time. [Newsday]
- Andrew Ladd is finding his place on the Islanders and Alan Quine is helping. [Islanders]
- Sound Tigers notes including a health update on Christopher Gibson, who is on Long Island to see some doctors. [Soundin' Off]
- Mathew Barzal scored twice for Canada, but, uh, Lightning draft pick Taylor Raddysh had four (4) goals in a 10-2 rout of Latvia yesterday. Canada looks pretty good this year. [Sportsnet]
- Clayton Keller and Team USA beat Russia 3-2, as well. [Sportsnet]
- Last night's NHL scores. So it's 12 straight for the Wild and 14 straight for the Blue Jackets. They play each other tomorrow night. Might want to set aside some New Year's Eve time for that.
- The Senators retired Daniel Alfredsson's jersey last night because he's basically the team's best player post-1934. [SSS]
- Shea Weber has made a habit out of avoiding supplemental discipline for dangerous hits like the one he laid on Vladimir Namestnikov this week. [Raw Charge]
- Should the Lightning trade Valtteri Filppula for a few extra vowels? [Raw Charge]
- Might be a good time for the Avalanche to hit the factory reset button. [TSN.ca]
- Women's hockey deserves more attention, more dough and more showcases outside of only the Olympics. [ESPNW]
- What started as a regular Fan Cave has become a full scale Maple Leafs museum and lecture center. Dreams do come true. [NY Times]