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Islanders News: Boston bummer; Malkin malady; Isobel Cup champs crowned

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Johnny gets cake. The rest of you don't.

This picture is a year old but the photo search thing is being stupid.
This picture is a year old but the photo search thing is being stupid.
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Damn this Daylight Savings Time. I thought it was an hour ago. Anyway, there's very little hockey on today so you have all day to read these.

The Islanders are back at Barclays tomorrow night against the Panthers.

Islanders stuff

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | Islanders | NHL.com | NYI Skinny | SCoC | CSNNE on resilient Bruins
  • John Tavares' 200th career goal was basically the one highlight for the Islanders. [LHH | Newsday]
  • He didn't get his wish, but before the game, Johnny Boychuk joked about wanting to score twice against his friend Tuukka Rask. [NESN Video]
  • Now, good news: Calvin de Haan might return from injury Monday or Tuesday and Adam Pelech is getting better. Marek Zidlicky and Mikhail Grabovski remain out. [Newsday]
  • For the Islanders, a calm German. [NY Times]
  • Flatbush Files Vinny Piccolo talks about a few topics, including the Islanders attendance and the state of the team's overall plan.
  • The Sound Tigers held off Wilkes-Barre Scranton for a 3-2 win. [BST]
  • Another goal for Michael Dal Colle as Kingston loses to Ottawa. [The Whig]
  • Rough night for Eamon McAdam as Penn States gets their Nittany butts kicked by Michigan. [Black Shoe Diaries]
  • Missouri Mavericks leading scorer Jesse Root will miss the remainder of the season due to an injury suffered as the result of a slew-foot. [Mavs]

Isobel Cup Final

  • The Boston Pride beat the Buffalo Beauts 3-1 on Saturday to take the first Isobel Cup final two games to none. Hockey Goalie Eh and I were at the game, played at the Prudential Center practice facility in Newark, at it was pretty great. Both goalies had spectacular moments and the game turned on a super dramatic short-handed goal with 10 minutes to go in the third by series MVP Brianna Decker.
  • Got recaps here from Victory Press and Stanley Cup of Chowder, and I'll post some pictures later today.
  • And here's a look at the Isobel Cup itself, unveiled by the league yesterday from Puck Daddy.
  • If you didn't get a chance to go to any NWHL games this season, I highly recommend trying next season. And based on a tease by the league, there might be more teams coming soon. [Puck Daddy]

Around the Boards

  • Evgeni Malkin will miss 6-8 weeks with an injury, putting the Penguins in a significant bind. [Post-Gaz]
  • The penalties for skipping the All Star Game might increase if the GMs have something to say about it. [Sportsnet]
  • The Blackhawks penalty kill is having some issues lately. [Sun-Times]
  • Former enforcer Kevin Westgarth is the NHL's ambassador to China, as hockey continues to grow in the country. [The Hockey News]
  • Stan Fischler remember the late Bill Gadsby, an outstanding player for the Rangers throughout the 50's and early 60's. [MSG Networks]
  • FrancesaCon 3 was a huge hit again for our own Mike Leboff. Next year, gotta get Bill Parcells, Barack Obama and a horse from Saratoga to show up. [Newsday | Sports on Earth]