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Islanders News: Jacket still fits; Bossy bonanza; Wingels it to Ottawa

It's hard to write these without jacket jokes.

Get the hell Prout of here.
Get the hell Prout of here.
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Not a bad showing last night against Columbus. One more before the All Star Break - Thursday against Montreal, who swarmed Calgary last night 5-1 and who have beaten the Islanders 11 million straight times.

Until then, here you go.

Islanders links

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | NY Post | Islanders | NHL.comNYI Skinny | Cannon
  • John Tortorella has kind words for Jack Capuano. [Newsday]
  • How did you celebrate Mike Bossy's 50-in-50 anniversary yesterday? It's customary to run in place with your arms in the air. [LHH]
  • And Third String Goalie celebrates Bossy's 1,000th point, which also happened yesterday in 1986.
  • Taking stock of the Sound Tigers at the midway point of their season. [BST]
  • Meanwhile, Christopher Gibson is back after surgery so there are a bunch of goalies hanging around. [Soundin' Off]
  • Could Winnipeg be a landing spot for Jaroslav Halak? I'd rather not have to take Ondrej Pavelec thank you very much. [AIH]
  • Rick DiPietro's got a baby, a great shift time and a radio job he loves. [Newsday]

Other stuff

  • Last night's NHL scores. Boston's 4-3 OT win over Detroit means the Islanders are four points out of the final wild card berth.
  • SB Nation's All Star Game preview is a thing of beauty. Super work.
  • Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts has a few random Islanders musings, but nothing too substantial. A lot on the Leafs and Coyotes.
  • The Central Division used to be a Murderers Row. Now it's more like a minimum security prison. [Wilderness]
  • The Senators acquired Tommy Wingels from San Jose for a bunch of guys, none of whom will have their names yelled by Sharks play-by-play man Randy Hahn the same way "WING-ELS!" did. [SSS]
  • It's been a real rough stretch for the Hurricanes, which is one of the reasons the Islanders have gained ground. [Canes Country]
  • An oral history of Fox's Glow Puck, which is much more complex than you probably realize. [SBD]