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Islanders News: His face, did something happen to his face?

Well, it all depends on what you mean by...happen.

Should be a nice, quiet game, right?
Should be a nice, quiet game, right?
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Happy Friday. Let's hope the Islanders left that off-brand version of themselves across the border.

Islanders links

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | Islanders | | NYI Skinny on Cappy's 200th win | Arctic Ice Hockey
  • The game-winning goal was a memorable one for the Jets Nikolaj Ehlers. Hope his mug is okay. [LHH]
  • Obviously, the reporters in Winnipeg wanted to talk to Travis Hamonic about his trade request. They ended up talking to Jack Capuano and John Tavares about Hamonic. [Winnipeg Sun | Newsday]
  • Ryan Pulock is a Winnipeg boy, too, and his first game there brings up many family memories including the tragic loss of his younger brother. [WFP]
  • The Islanders aren't the only team to try that drop pass to the neutral zone on the power play. Here's how they stack up against some of their peers (tl;dr sometimes they work, but the drops waste a lot of PP time). [NHL Special Teams]
  • Jonathan Willis lists the prospect pools of all 30 teams and the Islanders come in fourth. [B/R]
  • Bridgeport's lines get the blender treatment. [Soundin' Off]
  • Calvin de Haan's Sound Tigers days seem so long ago.
  • Shawinigan won a wild one in OT against Victoriaville on Thursday, and Anthony Beauvillier's two goals and two assists led the way. [Sportsnet | Game Sheet]

Around the league

  • The King had a little meltdown in Pittsburgh. [CBS Sports]
  • The Flyers got beat bad by the Oilers including being on the receiving end of some tag team wrestling moves. [SBN]
  • But Shane Gostisbehere beats that Connor McDavid guy any day of the week. [BSH]
  • Blog Council! This week, they're breaking down the trade deadline and taking all of Jim Benning's money.
  • Frank Seravali looks into the complicated Kovalchuk situation over in Russia. [TSN]
  • Meanwhile on this continent, the complicated Jonathan Drouin situation will cost him a year off of his ELC. [Sportsnet]
  • Getting traded from a great Capitals team to the Island of Misfit Maple Leafs is a hard pill for Brooks Laich to swallow. []