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Islanders News: Sunday in the City; Sound Tigers win with Finn; Buffalo and Boston for Isobel Cup

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The week has only just begun.

Have at you!
Have at you!
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After yesterday's madness, it doesn't get any easier for the Islanders, who host the Penguins on Tuesday, the Maples Leafs in Toronto the next night and then the Bruins in a matinee on Saturday. Hang on.

Islanders links

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | NY Post | J.T. Miller-focused NY Daily News | NY Times | Islanders | NHL.com | NYI Skinny | BSB
  • The scoring on the winning goal has been changed to Clutterbuck 12 (Cizikas, Capuano's Gut), 18:32. [Newsday]
  • The coach and The Frans were still baffled that Mats Zuccarello wasn't called for... something in that second period sequence. [Newsday]
  • Defenseman Matt Finn scored on breakaway to give the Sound Tigers a 3-2 win in Hartford on Sunday. [CT Post | Soundin Off]
  • Zac Rinaldo is not a very bright man. Playing in the AHL after getting suspended in the NHL, he is now suspended in the AHL, too after a hit to Bridgeport's Kane Lafranchise. You should never, ever be able to hit a man named "Kane Lafranchise." [The Comeback]
  • Mathew Barzal only had an assist in Seattle's 2-1 win on Saturday night, but it kept his 13-game point streak alive. [MyNorthwest]
  • One day after a "star-making" performance, Eamon McAdam had a rough night in goal against Wisconsin. [Black Shoe Diaries]
  • In news I think is old but maybe not, the Islanders are using old Lighthouse Project money to renovate Twin Rinks as part of their takeover of the facility. [Newsday]
  • Kenny Jonsson, who we reported a few months ago was diagnosed with Crohns Disease, is finally back on his feet and at the rink watching his son Axel play again. He also talked to Expressen about the Islanders-Rangers rivalry ahead of yesterday's "derby." (via Google Translate)

    - In my day, the Islanders were always little brother. We had much lower budgets and fewer fans in the stadiums, except during derbies. Therefore beat is always a little higher to win at derby matches.

    But according Jönsson does not matter how many times the Islanders beat the Rangers.In "The Big Apple" is a position of power that will never be shaken.

    - Islanders will always be the little brother of the Rangers, even if you go and win a Stanley Cup. In North America, there will always be so, but out on Long Island is another atmosphere where you hold Islanders higher than the Rangers. But looking at it in general will always beat Rangers higher than the Islanders.

NWHL Isobel Cup playoffs

  • The New York Riveters' season came to an end on Saturday night with a 7-4 loss to the Boston Pride in the Isobel Cup playoffs. Hilary Knight had a hat trick to seal Boston's trip to the first ever NWHL finals. [TSS]
  • And on Sunday, the Buffalo Beauts upset the Connecticut Whale to punch their ticket to the finals, which will be played this weekend in Newark. [NWHL.co]

Beyond the city

  • Get ready for the outdoor Heritage Classic between the Oilers and Jets next October at Winnipeg's Investor's Group Field. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • All About the Jersey snapshots the Metro coming down the stretch.
  • The Coyotes might be thinking about moving... to the Arizona State campus in Tempe. [AZ Central]
  • As seen in the comments yesterday, here's Tom Wilson getting tuned up by the Bruins' Adam McQuaid. And like him or not, man, NOBODY calls a hockey fight like Jack Edwards. [Hockey Fights.com]