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Islanders Gameday News: That's one.

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Let's go for two.

A master theif at work.
A master theif at work.
Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Yes, Game 2 is tonight, barely enough time for anyone's swelling to go down. Expect the Panthers to be in a foul mood. Like most cats.

Islanders links

  • Recaps of  Game 1: LHH | Newsday | NY Post | Sportsnet | Islanders | NHL.com | NYI Skinny
  • This is Tavares Time, and his teammates need to recognize it. [Newsday | Islanders]
  • Seems like Tavares' best linemates are the guys he's been on the team with the longest. [NHL.com]
  • The playoffs represent a hard reset opportunity for Ryan Strome. [Newsday]
  • J-F Berube is just happy to be back on the bench. [Newsday]
  • The Islanders playoff bandwagon is a wild ride, son. Buckle up if you dare. [LHH]
  • Former Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards sizes up the series. [NHL.com]
  • Surprise! Florida is good. [NHL.com]
  • The Panthers absolutely have something the Islanders are tragically lacking: Spanish Announcers. Their call of Teddy Purcell's goal is muy bien. [SBN]
  • Jaromir Jagr has been torturing the Islanders since before the Earth cooled. [NY Times]
  • Sportsnet on Barclays Center and BB&T Center (but mainly the former) squeezing these games in between other stuff.
  • If you're coming to Games 3 or 4, the LIRR is adding extra trains for you. [Barclays]
  • It's a long way from Prague to Brooklyn, but it's a trip one Islanders fan had to make. [Islanders]

Prospect Playoffs

  • Meanwhile in Bridgeport, Bracken Kearns will be an important veteran during the push for the playoffs. [CT Post]
  • The last three games the Sound Tigers' season will be like a mini-playoff series against three different teams. [CT Post]
  • On Wednesday, Mathew Barzal had three assists in Seattle's 5-0 win over Everett. The Thunderbirds are up 2-1 in the series and Game 4 is tonight. [My Northwest]
  • And last night, Anthony Beauvillier had two assists in Shawinigan's 6-4 win over Charlottetown, giving the Cataractes a 3-2 lead in the series. [CP]

In Other Action

  • Philly lost a rough Game 1, getting shut out by the Capitals 2-0. But the worse news is the Flyers may have lost Sean Couturier for the series. [BSH]
  • In which Flyers fans learn what a joy it is to play Tom Wilson in the playoffs. [BSH]
  • Apparently the Bruins aren't as stupid as they look because they're keeping Claude Julien behind the bench for another year. [SCoC]
  • Mike Keenan on coaching, Russia, coaching in Russia and those ugly jerseys the Blues never ended up wearing. [Puck Daddy]
  • Ralph Macchio is among the many, many celebrities picking the Caps to win the Stanley Cup (but he sees the Islanders in the conference finals). [Russian Machine]