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Islanders Gameday News: Berube-doobie do, Flor-trick, Grabner bum goal

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Be good to your elders, unless they be Jaromir.

Nice hat.
Nice hat.
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The Islanders are back home for the first of a back-to-back that concludes tomorrow in Pittsburgh. But tonight it's Jaromir Jagr and the otherwise youthful Panthers. Leave your FIG Picks here.

Islanders Reads

  • Despite little work, J-F Berube has been made to feel welcome by the Isles, and it's a good bet he sees action tonight or tomorrow. [Newsday]
  • ...and if you missed it yesterday, injury updates on Calvin de Haan (soon), Marek Zidlicky (not so much), Mikhail Grabovski (sometime). [Newsday]
  • The Sound Tigers beat the baby Pens, with a hat trick from Justin Florek pacing things. [CT Post | Soundin' Off]
  • Anthony Beauvillier picked up a pair for the Cataractes. [Yahoo]
  • Minnesota [Bischoff, Cammarata] is Big Ten champion, and Penn State [McAdam] is seeded third in the conference tournament. [SBN College Hockey]
  • Weekly Metro snapshot. [All about the Jersey]
  • You know what wasn't as cool as the Butch Goring trade? The trade that sent John Tonelli away (though he did great in Calgary, which always made me happy). [Islanders Insight]
  • Dan checked out the Riveters vs. Beauts and the Isobel Cup Final, and the proof is in the pictures. [LHH]

Shane Prince told you he was a real Nets fan.

Elsewhere

  • The Penguins won at MSG, which means the Isles are still two points behind the Rangers, and two points ahead of the Pens. Matt Cullen's winner from his knees behind the net went in off both Marc Staal's skates, which is funny. [NHL]
  • Women's league expansion wars? [Puck Daddy]
  • Tragic and sad: Devils fan stabs Flyers fan to death. For real. [BSH]
  • Michael Grabner scored on a breakaway! With his butt. While being hauled down. The only goal in a 1-0 win over the Wings. [WIIM]
  • Why NHLers can use the drug that Maria Sharapova tested positive for. [Post, with Brooks Brooksing on Clutterbuck/Nino, NHL/Wideman, etc.]
  • Dalton Prout sucker-punched Nikita Kucherov, knocking him from the game. [Puck Daddy]