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Islanders Gameday News: Texas Flood; Caught in a crossfire; Spacey house is a rockin'

Please win.

Jump into it.
Jump into it.
Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight in Dallas the Islanders try, once again, to regain their form. Lucky for them, the Stars will be without a few key players. Even still, a good effort and win would be much appreciated.

FIG picks go here. Game time is 8 pm.

Islanders links

  • The Islanders want to draw more penalties, which means, like, playing better. Good idea. Also, Casey Cizikas will skate Saturday to see if he's up for the game, but Mikhail Grabovski remains on Long Island. [Newsday]
  • The list of best defensemen in the NHL at exiting the zone includes Nick Leddy. Shocking. [Sportsnet]
  • Scott Mayfield and others are set to return for the Sound Tigers, and not a minute too soon. [CT Post]
  • Bridgeport also signed Bemijdi defenseman Graeme McCormack to an ATO and assigned Loic Leduc to Missouri. [Soundin' Off]
  • Michael Dal Colle and his linemates were rested (and apparently not needed) for Kingston's 7-0 drubbing of Oshawa [Whig], but the win set up a playoff series between the two, a.k.a. Dal Colle's old team versus his new one. [OHL]
  • Penn State's progressive season comes to an end with a 7-2 loss to Michigan in the Big 10 Tournament. Eamon McAdam let in the first four of those goals before being pulled midway through the game. Michigan's Kyle Connor scored four times. [BSD]
  • Michigan's next opponent will be Minnesota, who got two goals from Taylor Cammarata en route to a 4-2 win over Ohio State. [SBNCH]
  • One-time Islander Pierre-Marc Bouchard announced his retirement due to concussions. [Puck Daddy]

Other Stuff

  • Tyler Seguin won't be playing tonight thanks to a cut Achilles Tendon that will keep him out a month [DBD]. And if you reeeeeeeeally want to see it... go to Deadspin. Dallas is also dealing with injuries to defensemen John Klingberg and Jason Demers. [DBD]
  • The Oilers have chosen the very last game at Rexall Place to basically screw their fans over. [C&B]
  • After many years, Mike Eaves is out as coach at Wisconsin, leaving college hockey without a great character. [SBN College Hockey]
  • What's the deal with smelling salts? First of all, they're not even made with salt! []
  • The guy who played Carl Racki in in Youngblood was scary as hell in real life, too. [Toronto Star]
  • After a season of circling in sweatshirts, Kevin Spacey will finally attend a Panthers game tonight in Sunrise. [Miami Herald]