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Islanders Gameday News: Now, do it again.

Defensemen TBD.

Don't trip yourselves up.
Don't trip yourselves up.
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Good game last night, guys. Let's try for another tonight in DC. FIG picks go here.

Islanders stuff

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | NY Post | NY Daily News | NY Times | Islanders | | NYI Skinny | Raw Charge
  • The Islanders' magic number is worth a deuce. [NYI Skinny]
  • Wait, you can do that before a game?

  • The secret word of the day was "injuries." J-F Berube was hurt on Saturday and Christopher Gibson is up from Bridgeport on an emergency recall [LHH | Newsday]
  • Then, during the actual game, Calvin de Haan appeared to hurt his knee blocking a shot and might not play tonight. But wait, there's good news, too. We now know what Adam Pelech had and he could be back soon. [LHH]
  • Hm. That guy sitting on the train over there looks like Mike Bossy. Wait... [Newsday]
  • Community member Head of Metal comes around to Barclays Center. [FanPost]
  • Shannon Hogan blogs about the playoffs, Travis Hamonic and the Red Wings' streak.
  • Bridgeport's Alan Quine is your CCM/AHL Player of the Week.
  • More info on the Islanders alumni celebration of Al Arbour

Beyond the bubble

  • The Rangers clinched their playoff berth, but Ryan McDonagh left their game with a hand injury. [NY Post]
  • St. Louis has shut down David Backes and Jake Allen for the rest of the regular season with injuries. [Game Time]
  • The NHL has given Nazem Kadri the rest of the year off with a four game suspension for cross-checking. [PPP]
  • Why the hell is Braden Holtby even playing tonight with nothing on the line for the Capitals? He's chasing Martin Brodeur's wins record. [NY Times]
  • Frank Seravalli's Monday column talks about Patrick Roy's outburst and Steven Stamkos' rib-removal surgery to alleviate his blood clot. []
  • Pavel Datsyuk responded to those KHL rumors with some cagey shit that won't sit well with Red Wings fans. [WIIM]
  • Red Berenson will be back behind the Michigan bench for a 217th year. [SBN CH]
  • Willie Mitchell has missed most of the Panthers' magical season with concussion issues, and he opens up about his future and what players think of the league's views towards safety. [Sportsnet]
  • For a team that wasn't around long, the California Golden Seals had a lot of uniforms. [Third String Goalie]
  • So long, Snizzbone. Nice knowin' ya. []