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Islanders Gameday News: Back-to-back games, wins

The Isles are 2-0 under Doug Weight. Now here comes Philly.

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The Islanders won last night! At home! Jean-Francois Berube got the win!

Oh, and those John Tavares and Anders Lee guys scored again. They’ll try to do all that — well, with Thomas Greiss back in goal this time — again tonight as the Flyers visit. Leave your First Islanders Goal picks here by the 6 p.m. start.

Islanders Reads

  • Did we mention the Isles won? That’s three in a row, two under Doug Weight. A pair from Lee and a win for Berube. [LHH] And that opening howler by Budaj on Chimera's high shot. [SB Nation]
  • So, riding high under Weight. [Post]
  • "There's a million reasons for what happened" earlier in the season, Weight said, so giving up the 2-0 lead in the third last night didn't scare them. [Newsday]
  • Before last night's game, Weight took the blame for their power play struggles against Dallas. [Newsday]
  • Also from Newsday, at least one team has asked the Isles' permission to speak to Jack Capuano. Also: Berube says production of the new goalie pants are ridiculously inconsistent.
  • The Sound Tigers beat Toronto for their third straight win in the second game of a three-game weekend, and Ryan Pulock is going strong. [Soundin' Off | CT Post]
  • Parker Wotherspoon and his WHL team are riding high. [Tri-City Herald]

Elsewhere

  • The Flyers are also coming in on a back-to-back, having returned from their bye week with a 4-1 loss to the Devils last night. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Firing Claude Julien while they give him a flawed team would be a totally Bruins management thing to do. [SCOC]
  • Julien's answers about his job security are philosophical and awesome, frankly. [SB Nation]
  • Not something you hear every day: Ondrej Pavelec with a masterful performance in a Jets win. [TSN]
  • The Sabres beat the Canadiens in overtime, but here's a quick exchange of crazy saves between the goalies. [SB Nation]
  • Larry Brooks has a bunch of issues...with this whole Top 100 NHLers deal, I mean. [Post]
  • The Ducks lost goalie John Gibson to an upper body injury. [TSN]
  • A fun exercise we should probably do with the Isles: Guilty Pleasures: (Terrible) Kings You Once Loved [Jewels From The Crown]