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Islanders News feat. Ja Rule and Ashanti: Always on Time; I'm Real; What's Luv

[Googles "List of Ja Rule Songs"]

Dude. Is that 50 Cent over there?
Dude. Is that 50 Cent over there?
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Hope you got a good night's sleep because last night's win was just one step in securing the Islanders a playoff spot. We do the whole thing again Friday night in Tampa.

Is it too late to get Ja Rule into Amalie Arena?

Islanders linkage

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | NY Post | NY Daily News | Islanders | | NYI Skinny |
  • J-F Berube doesn't look like a guy who went almost five months between his first and second NHL starts. []
  • When it came to handing out souvenirs after the game, Berube was somewhat less successful. [Welcome back Hashtag Isles]
  • Your eyes are not deceiving you: the Islanders aren't generating a lot of shots lately. [Skinny]
  • Shane Prince is comfortable being an ex-Senator. Also, Adam Pelech and Marek Zidlicky skated yesterday. Pelech could work on getting back into game shape in Bridgeport. [Newsday]
  • Anders Lee wants to be part of the solution. [NY Post]
  • I take full credit for the Islanders victory after finally posting the Islanders Slump of the Year voting.
  • Bob McKenzie reminds a radio audience what we already know about Kyle Okposo. [TSS]
  • Penn State goalie Eamon McAdam has signed on the dotted line and will be a Sound Tiger shortly. [LHH | SBN CH | BSD]
  • Connor Jones is becoming a key contributor for the Sound Tigers. [CT Post]
  • The normally stout Bridgeport PK gave up three power play goals in the second period of a 6-3 loss to Portland last night. [CT Post]
  • Hey look at that: the Islanders have one of the league's most aggressive penalty kills. The numbers say so. [NHL Graphs]
  • Mathew Barzal is one of the WHL's Western Conference All Stars.
  • Wondering about the status of the Nassau Coliseum rebuild? It's right on schedule, which means very little has happened and someone is mad. [Newsday]
  • Carp Lad on Ja Rule:

  • Oh shit. Ja Rule is a glass banger [SBN]. And here he is chilling in the victors' locker room.

Beyond Brooklyn

  • Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts dives into blustery Senators owner Eugene Melnyk and other notes from around the league.
  • The last 10 years have been a long way down for Ottawa. [Ottawa Citizen]
  • Women who cover hockey are still having a hard time being heard on social issues. [PPP]
  • Brad Richards is already looking towards retirement and going back to his Tampa roots. []
  • Notre Dame hockey moving to the Big 10 means Hockey East can get a reset. [BC Interruption]
  • A complete history of the New York Rangers franchise that is 100 percent true and not at all made up. [SCoC]
  • Smithtown native Stephen Mundinger, a goalie who stands friggin' 6'-8", has made a commitment to the University of Maine. [Bangor Daily News]

Forget Batman vs. Superman. Watch Hockey Puck vs. Hydraulic Press. [SBN]