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Islanders Gameday News: Outside looking in; Star of McDavid; Dal Colle the Destroyer

Let's try this again.

Yeah, we know, man.
Yeah, we know, man.
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The Penguins' OT victory over the Panthers and the Devils shootout loss to the Capitals yesterday pushed the Islanders below the playoff line. This is their new reality as they face Connor McDavid and Oilers today. FIG picks go here. God help us all.

Islanders links

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | Islanders | | NYI Skinny | WIIM
  • More on that zamboni boner from yesterday. Robocop never would have let this happen. [Newsday]
  • The Islanders' fourth line reminds one writer of the Kris Draper-Kirk Maltby-Darren McCarty Red Wings trio. [Windsor Star]
  • John Tavares can sympathize with the pressure and hype surrounding McDavid. [Islanders]
  • You can never go wrong with video of the Islanders' dynasty days. [LHH]
  • The Sound Tigers have won six in the row after a 3-2 victory over the Baby Pens. [CT Post]
  • A Q&A with CT Post's Michael Fornabaio about the happenings in Bridgeport. [Point Blank]
  • It's been a productive weekend for Michael Dal Colle and the Frontenacs. Two goals and an assist against Oshawa on Friday [Sportsnet] then another two goals and two assists on Saturday against Hamilton [Whig], both wins for Kingston.
  • And another goal for Parker Wotherspoon in a loss to Victoria. [Times Colonist]
  • Taylor Cammarata had a goal and an assist in Minnesota's win over Penn State (Eamon McAdam didn't play). [Fox Sports]

Other stuff

  • Wayne Simmonds had a bad and short afternoon against the Rangers. [CBS Sports]
  • Speaking of the Flyers, they could be playing Pittsburgh outside. In a home-at-home. [BSH]
  • Montreal's Ben Scrivens beat Edmonton yesterday and talked candidly about his exit from Oil Country. [EOTP]
  • Bruins goalie prospect Malcolm Subban took a puck in the neck and had to be taken to the hospital. [SCoC]
  • A lot of NHL trades - possibly one for Travis Hamonic - are waiting on what happens between the Jets and Dustin Byfuglien. []
  • Meanwhile, there's been little movement in negotiations between the Coyotes and under appreciated Mikkel Boedker. [AZ Sports]
  • A different kind of ceremonial face-off: three goalies. Martin Brodeur drops the puck between Cory Schneider and Braden Holtby. [NBC SN]