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Islanders Gameday News: Hurricanes rematch, Bridgeport morning, Pelech sighting

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I love the smell of hockey in the morning. Smells like...Sound Tigers.

Let's do that again!
Let's do that again!
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The Islanders have the rematch leg of a rare home-and-home series spread across four days as they host the Carolina Hurricanes in Brooklyn tonight. Leave your FIG Picks for tonight here.

Islanders Reads
  • Before that though, the Sound Tigers have one of their weird morning games, and it's a biggie versus Portland. [Connecticut Post | Soundin' Off]
  • Adam Pelech is alive! No seriously, it was a worrying condition, but now that he's skated in full practice with the team there are signs his season isn't over after all. [Isles | LHH | IPB]
  • Travis Hamonic is your Islanders rep for Masterton Trophy nominations. [LHH]
  • Jack Capuano doesn't go into that locker room talking about no respect, but he believes the Isles deserve a dose of it considering all the injuries they've faced. And not just Eric Boulton's IR stints, neither. [Newsday | Post]
  • Tonight in the pre-game begins the "40 Years of Fischler" tributes. [Newsday]
  • "What is this, a joke?" The excellent Stan Fischler Joke Board. [MSG]
  • Mathew Barzal, Joshua Ho-Sang, Devon Toews...The prospects are doing alright. [Isles]

Beyond the Isle
  • Last night Washington won to clinch the President's Trophy, while Philadelphia and Detroit won (87 points) to put wild card pressure on the Islanders (89 points) and Bruins (88).
  • One 45-second shift to demonstrate why the Kings are so darn good. Even still. [Hockey-Graphs]
  • Nail Yakupov wants out of Edmonton, expected a trade at the deadline. No truth to the rumor that it's because he was uncomfortable with the move to Brooklyn. [THW]
  • Count Torey Krug as one of those players who must not WATCH THE GAME since he doesn't like plus/minus. [Sportsnet]
  • Oops: NHL emails back in 2011 acknowledged the connection between fighting and all kinds of terrible head things. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Predators were pretty sure Harvard's Jimmy Vesey was signing with them after his NCAA season ended. They were wrong, as he did "a complete 360" [sic]. [SBN College Hockey | NHL]

You might say Preds GM David Poile is a bit peeved by it all: