After a day off, the Islanders are back at it, tonight at home against Columbus. Two points would be nice.
FIG picks go here. Game time is 7 pm.
- Thomas Greiss was the NHL's Second Star of the Week after a couple of shutouts. Sign this dude, already. [LHH]
- Doug Weight gave his guys the day off on Monday after a draining week. But there's still work to do. [Newsday]
- Shannon Hogan says goodbye to Jack Capuano who by all accounts was a pleasure to work with. [MSG Networks]
- The Point Blank Podcast goes live for a video version covering the Islanders's recent run of play. But the passion is still the same.
- If you don't know who Jax Taylor is or you've never heard of Vanderpump Rules, don't read this. [LHH]
- After a long hiatus, Altar of Bossy returns to invoke The Wolf to clean up the Islanders' mess. [Warning: Rated T for Teen with Violence and Blood]
- Niagara fans have voted and Ryan Strome is named the Best Ice Dogs center of all time. [Ice Dogs]
- Congrats to prospect Collin Adams for being named one of the USHL's Players of the Week.
- Eric Boulton is the last of a dying breed, still plying his trade after 20 years. [Hockey News]
Around the NHL
- Last night’s NHL scores. Patrick Marleau scored four (4) goals in the third period (!) of the Sharks win over the Avalanche. Unlike his teammate Joe Thornton, Marleau managed to keep his pants on.
- The Blues are in trouble and Ken Hitchcock is taking more of the blame than he should. [StL GT]
- Bob McKenzie does his annual coaches poll and asks the guys who the best players and coaches in the league are and what the worst things about their job are.
- But the ice there is sooooo bad! Uh, what ice are you talking about? Chicago or Pittsburgh? [both via Puck Daddy]
- Puck Junk reviews John Scott's new book A Guy LIke Me.
- And Paul Holmgren writes an emotional piece for The Players Tribune about his brother, who got him into hockey.
- The NHL announced it's musical talent for the All Star Game and it's acts that are... legitimately popular and contemporary. That's weird. [NHL.com]
Greiss stops by NHL Now to talk about his Second Star honor and mountain biking and to say no, really, the commute to the arena in Brooklyn is fine and in fact better than it is in San Jose and Arizona.