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He almost did it again. The streak was broken, though.
He almost did it again. The streak was broken, though.
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Islanders News: Strome struggles; From one superstar to another; Lynx nightmares

The Islanders were unable to come away with two points, but their win put them a) not in last and b) maintained their five-point margin. Weird how we're actually talking playoffs now. Still unlikely, but interesting.

The Islanders are practicing today, coming off a 3-2 OT loss to the Philadelphia Flyers and going up against the Columbus Blue Jackets tomorrow night on MSG+.

Islanders Snippets

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | | Islanders | NY Post | Broad Street Hockey
  • Ryan Strome whiffed on a shot in the third and was lazy getting back on defense, allowing Ivan Provorov to tie the game up. Strome wouldn't see the ice again for 8:23, missing three 5v5 shifts. [NewsdayNY Post]
  • Something I touched on briefly during the Kings recap: Doug Weight isn't going to run with the hot hand. He's going to get Jean-Francois Berube some games down the stretch. [NY Post]
  • Joshua Ho-Sang scored twice on his 21st birthday to lead the Sound Tigers past Rochester, coming after he was healthy scratched twice in the last eight days and coming while he was playing on a line with Michael Dal Colle. It's almost like the AHL is a developmental league where you focus on developing your prospects and playing them with each other so that they can get used to playing with professionally skilled players and not just a team trying to compete. [CT Post | Soundin' Off]
  • Mathew Barzal scored twice and added an assist as the Thunderbirds routed the Giants, outshooting them 46-16. [710 ESPN Seattle]
  • Dan revisits Linus Soderstrom, who has made a nice life for himself on the Planet HV71. I actually thought this was a Zeitgeist article, but Planet HV71 seems to be more a play on the intergalactic-sounding name of the team he plays for, so it's really just an article to catch up with Soderstrom. [LHH]
  • Matt Martin, formerly of the Isles and now on the Toronto Maple Leafs, draws parallels between the older superstar he used to play with (John Tavares) and the younger one he plays with now (Auston Matthews). [Toronto Sun]

NHL Snappets

  • Last night's NHL scores. The new thing seems to be scoring 7 goals, our next opponent the most recent to achieve it.
  • Here's the Weekly Metro Division Snapshot from All About the Dirty Jerz. [AATJ]
  • What a fall from grace (though, glass houses and stones and such): The Tampa Bay Lightning, two years removed from a Cup Final and one season removed from a Eastern Conference Final run, look like sellers this trade deadline. They're currently keeping our seat warm in the Eastern Conference cellar. [Raw Charge]
  • And finally, as a part of All-Star Weekend, all 27 NHL mascots will be heading to Los Angeles for the NHL Mascot Showdown. I imagine Hunter the Lynx will eat everyone before the competition starts.

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