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Islanders News: Greiss is the word; Quine and shine; Sound Tigers start series

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Coming home to (we hope) close the deal.

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Good morning. I don't blame you for sleeping in today thanks to Thomas Greiss and Alan Quine. Take it easy today and enjoy the three games on TV. Because tomorrow... is a big one.

Islanders links

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | NY Post Islanders | NHL.com | NYI Skinny | LBC
  • Dom has half a dozen thoughts on last night's bizarre battle. [LHH]
  • You probably figured the game would end on Sasha Barkov's overtime penalty shot. The only person who didn't was Greiss [LHH | NHL.com]. He has stepped up far beyond what was expected [NHL.com].
  • They're far from perfect, but these Islanders are definitely resilient. [Newsday]
  • They're also extraordinarily tight, and the three players with the greatest chances of leaving are proud to have grown up together and to have worn the Islanders crest. [Newsday]
  • So, about that Quine. Jack Capuano likes him. [NY Post]
  • So, about Ryan Strome. He was scratched. [Newsday]
  • Sportsnet on the unlikely heroes for the Islanders.
  • Before Game 4, Arthur Staple answered burning questions about goings on inside the Islanders locker room. [LHH]
  • Non-Playoff news: Gary Bettman's people tell him that Barclays Center's ice is improving. Also, stop asking if the Islanders are staying there. [Newsday] | Rick DiPietro misses playing in the playoffs, but loves his new role on the radio. [NY Post]


Prospect Playoffs

  • The Sound Tigers begin their first round playoff series against the Toronto Marlies tonight. Beating the AHL's best team will be a tall order, to say the least. Good luck, guys. [BST on the enemy | Globe & Mail on Calder Cup fever | Our friend Katya at PPP gives Leafs fans the skinny on the Sound Tigers.]
  • Bridgeport will need to lean on veterans like Ben Holmstrom and Justin Florek to have a chance against the Marlies. [CT Post]
  • The series is also a homecoming for Connecticut native and Leafs/Marlies guy Mark Arcobello. [CT Post]
  • Seattle beat Kelowna to take a 1-0 lead in the WHL's conference final and Mathew Barzal scored a shifty goal that turned out to be the game-winner. [WHL]
  • Anthony Beauvillier had a goal and an assist, but Shawinigan dropped Game 1 of the semi finals to Saint John by a Very QMJHL Score of 6-5 in overtime. [The Q | Video. Beauvillier's goal is the third one]
  • And in case you missed it yesterday, Joshua Ho-Sang helped Niagara in their crazy Game 1 comeback win over Barrie. [LHH]


Meanwhile

  • Say adios to the Kings, who were finally consumed by the Sharks in five games. [FTF]
  • The Flyers have now won two straight against the Capitals behind spectacular goaltending by Michal Neuvirth and Caps fans aren't worried at all. No sir. No worries here. [Japers]
  • And the Wild stayed alive with an OT win of their own in Dallas. [DFD]
  • This guy was FIRED UP! Wonder how he felt after the second overtime ended. [SBN]
  • The last 10 years of Oilers hockey have been cruel and unusual punishment. Part I of a many, many part series at Copper & Blue.