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Islanders News: Boston surprise; Lee on the line; Pandemonium in Pittsburgh

The Penguins and Caps scored five more goals while we were all asleep.

It's us and then everybody else.
It's us and then everybody else.
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Hope everyone had a good long weekend, beyond just yesterday’s surprising shut out in Boston. The Islanders are off until Thursday night.

Islanders readings

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | Islanders | | NYI Skinny
  • It was a special day for guys on the lower end of the Islanders' depth chart. [Newsday]
  • After the game, Leboff and I talked about what being an Islanders fan is like both at games and in front of the computer/smart phone. [Islanders Anxiety]
  • YO! Anders Lee will be doing a live Q&A today via the NHL starting at 1:15. You can submit questions at or via Twitter using the hashtag #FaceOffChat and tweeting to @NHL.
  • The FDNY and NYPD are excited to play their charity hockey game at Barclays Center this year. [WFAN]
  • Ryan Strome is one writer's pick for greatest Niagara Ice Dog of all time. [The Standard. BTW Carter Verhaeghe is on the list as well]

NHL things

  • Last night's NHL scores. The Penguins 8-7 OT win over the Capitals will go down as an all-timer.
  • The Flyers are collapsing before our eyes and their usually solid goaltending can't bail them out. [BSH]
  • The Islanders' next opponents are the Dallas Stars, who are also collapsing while their captain Jamie Benn goes supernova. [DBD]
  • Hold your fire on those re-designed Devils jerseys. [Record]
  • World Junior shootout hero Troy Terry will be out of Denver's lineup indefinitely due to injury. Bummer. [SBN CH]

Jack Swaggah is back! Also, I like his line about good and bad records.