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Islanders Gameday News: Music City visit, Sound Tigers comeback, Berube backup, Barzal score

The road trip continues.

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Party time.
Party time.
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Islanders are in Nashville tonight, where the Predators have been on some kind of roll. It's an 8 p.m. EDT start, leave your FIG picks here. No Irish whiskey until game time.

Islanders Reads
  • Jean-Francois Berube is showing he can be a number two. [Newsday]
  • League-wide, yesterday was filled with potential expansion and expansion draft news. How might it affect the Islanders? [LHH]
  • Dave Scatchard discusses the power of visualization. [Vimeo]
  • Islanders assistant George McPhee will be one of the GMs for Team Canada's World Championship entry this year. [Kelowna]
  • Mathew Barzal scored on a penalty shot as the Thunderbirds clinched their WHL division with their 11th straight win. [Seattle Times]
  • Bridgeport has points in six of its last seven after a four-goal third-period comeback win in Springfield. [CT Post | Soundin' Off]
  • Sound Tigers boosters will hold a recycling event. [BST]
  • The wonderful career, plus some puns, of Stan Fischler. [Forward]
  • The Flyers beat the Blackhawks to pull into a playoff spot. [BSH]
  • The Isles are no longer in second place because the stupid Ducks lost to the Rangers on a late goal. [NHL]
  • Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts has more on expansion (draft) speculation, plus a few minor Isles notes. [Sportsnet]
  • The GMs wanted a preview, while the league wants to make sure an expansion draft actually helps a new team do well. That means lots of salary exposed too. [ESPN | Sportsnet]
  • Hey but what if an expansion draft were held today? [Puck Daddy]
  • The Predators assigned Eric Nystrom to the AHL. [On the Forecheck]
  • Five games that could have gone different and altered past NHL drafts that do not include the Islanders getting Jagr instead of Scissons. [Down Goes Brown at THN]
  • How Rich Peverley's life changed forever, and the people there to help save him. [ESPN]
  • A couple of GMs would like to know just how baldly they can manipulate the cap like the Hawks did last year with Patrick Kane's injury. [TSN]
  • Sean Avery talks about his favorite topic: Sean Avery. (Social tip: If you think no one likes you because you're so bold and different, look in the mirror; there might just be other variables at work.) [ESPN]
  • Hockey at the 2016 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. [TSN]
  • Colin Campbell thinks a 20-year-old NHL draft would be better. [Sportsnet]
  • Ten finalists for the Hobey Baker Award. [SBN College Hockey]
  • A look back at the NWHL New York Riveters season. [Victory Press]