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Islanders News: Not enough power; Who's on deck?; Leafs win something

Time to plug in.

The game in one photo.
The game in one photo.
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

So Saturday didn't go as well as we and the Islanders would have liked. Game 3 is Tuesday in Brooklyn. Let's hope the Islanders didn't leave their power play in a Tampa hotel.

Islanders links

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | Newsday from the Lightning side | NY Post | NY Daily News | Islanders | | NYI Skinny | Raw Charge
  • Expect changes for the Islanders in Game 3 including Ryan Pulock and maybe more. [Newsday | NY Post]
  • One guy who wasn't really to blame for the loss is Thomas Greiss, who's already over it. [Newsday]
  • Watching the Islanders on the power play in this series is like watching a live action unicycle crash in slow motion. Comical, confusing and just a little bit sad. [NY Post |]
  • The last few minutes of Game 2 was when the Islanders showed a little fight. They'll need more of that against Tampa. [Newsday]
  • Amalie Arena had some traveling Islanders fans in it yesterday. Too bad they didn't get a better show. [Newsday]
  • The Sound Tigers had a locker room full of strong characters, says captain Ben Holmstrom. [CT Post]

Beyond the frustration

  • Eric Fehr scored late in the third period to give the Penguins a 2-1 win and an even series against the Capitals. [SBN]
  • And in your Washington Capitals Dangerous Play of the Night™ presented by Geico, Brooks Orpik hit Pittsburgh's Olli Maatta up high and caused the defenseman to leave the game. I'm sure some supplemental discipline isn't coming. [SBN]
  • The Maple Leafs finally won something. No, seriously. They won the lottery and will choose first overall at the upcoming draft because tanking is totally brilliant when they do it and totally obscene when other teams do it. [PPP | Puck Daddy on happy man Brendan Shanahan]
  • The Winnipeg Jets, who didn't tank but just kinda sucked, will choose third second. Arctic Ice Hockey rejoices.
  • Columbus has the third overall pick and will surely find someone who will torture the Islanders for a few years. [Cannon]
  • Barkov, Kopitar and Eriksson are your Lady Byng finalists for the classiest of the classy. []
  • Two days later, the Ducks' firing Bruce Boudreau is still stupid on many levels. [SBN]