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Islanders Gameday News: Boston Brunch Party; Good goalie vibes; Wideman "walks"

Pie is good.

I don't know what's happening here, but I don't like it.
I don't know what's happening here, but I don't like it.
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The Islanders face the not-so-big-but-definitely-still-bad-but-bad-in-a-good-way Bruins today at TD Garden. Game time is 1 pm. FIG picks can be left here.

Islanders news

  • Jack Capuano shuffled his lines, reuniting some old combos and looking for balance. [LHH]
  • And the Islanders better be ready. Because the Bruins have emerged as one of the East's best teams. [Newsday]
  • Garik examined what we can expect from Thomas Greiss down the stretch. Puck Daddy's Ryan Lambert did, too. They both came to basically the same conclusion: he'll be fine.
  • The Islanders are confident in their goaltending friends and Capuano drops a "battle level" compliment on Greiss. [Islanders]
  • Leboff and I talked goalies, FrancesaCon, Carvel and writers writing bonkers things. [Islanders Anxiety]
  • In his hometown of Rochester, Shane Prince is known as much for his dedication to sick kids in the community as he is for hockey. [Islanders Insight]
  • The Sound Tigers dropped a 5-2 decision to Syracuse last night. [Syracuse.com].
  • But first liner Carter Verhaeghe looks to put on some muscle. [CT Post]
  • Missouri Maverick (and one time Sound Tiger) C.J. Ludwig was suspended indefinitely for a clipping major. We'll find out the final games total on Monday. [ECHL]
  • Hockey John Tavares wished lacrosse John Tavares the best at his number retirement. A truly beautiful man.

Other readings

  • Linesman assaulter Dennis Wideman had his 20 game suspension reduced to 10 by an independent arbitrator. But wait. That happened a while ago, right? How many of those 20 games has he already sat out? Glad you asked. The answer is 19. Wideman was in the Flames' line-up last night. [TSN.ca]
  • This week, the SBN Blog Council (including me) talked weird coaching calls, the Penguins and Stars' chances and pie, which some people don't like for some reason.
  • The Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is a time for Gary Bettman to talk about lots of stuff, including the Wideman Affair and a new initiative aimed at making player development more streamlined. [NHL.com]
  • Yahoo.com is set to bring free NHL games to your PC four times a week. [Awful Announcing]
  • The Hockey News cops to some predictions that went sideways.
  • Batten down the hatches: Marc Crawford wants to coach in the NHL again. [Puck Daddy]
  • Don't change the draft lottery just because the Oilers made it a punchline. [C&B]
  • Down Goes Brown features the legendary Ken Morrow playoff OT goal in his weekly grab bag. [Vice]
  • The New York Times visits Quinnipiac, the big time hockey school at the top of the polls.
  • Game 1 of the NWHL's Isobel Cup final was last night and the Boston Pride took a 1-0 lead on the Buffalo Beauts thanks to a penalty shot in overtime by Hilary Knight. So, yeah, a little dramatic. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • Game 2 is tonight at the Prudential Center's practice facility, the Devils Hockey House. Tickets are available at the door or online. The Islanders game will be over 4. Do it.