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Islanders News: Senk’d by Blues travelers

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The Isles are grateful they got a point, bummed they didn’t finish the job.

NHL: St. Louis Blues at New York Islanders
TFW you’ve already #IslesTwitter’d but then Anders Lee gets the tying goal.
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Three points in three games isn’t enough for a playoff pace, but it keeps you from feeling like you’re falling too far behind.

The Isles head out West later this week after salvaging a point — by the grace of Anders Lee being left alone to cast a shadow with his butt — from yesterday afternoon’s meeting with the Blues in Brooklyn.

Islanders Reading

About yesterday afternoon:

  • A loss, but a key late rally for the Isles. [LHH | NHL]
  • Focusing on the positives and not the power play [Newsday]
  • For example, that they could’ve won that game. [Isles post-game]
  • And a bounce-back performance for Greiss [Post]
  • Tarasenko scored both Blues goals, two beauties (plus the shootout winner). [STLtoday | STL Game Time]
  • Before that, Spizzwolf broke down highlights from the weekend, including a big hit from Big Bird. (No, not Larry Robinson.) [LHH]
  • On Brent Thompson’s son Tage, who played for the Blues against his dad’s organization. [NHL]
  • Brett Yormark, lobbying a volley before lease re-opening can commence in January: “The economics just don’t work. It’s a Long Island team trying to create a fan base in Brooklyn, and to date it has been met with very modest success and not at the numbers we have hoped.” [Sports Business Daily]
  • Here’s video of the Islanders’ season-opening ceremony. [MSG]
  • A bit on a pair of Islanders NCAA prospects in these college recruiting rankings. [CHN]

Elsewhere

  • Here’s an adorable feature on Tarasenko at his home in suburban St. Louis. (It doesn’t address the hardship of him living 30 minutes from the Blues’ arena but I’m sure it’s a terrible hardship that threatens his will to continue with the team.) [ESPN]
  • So Vegas assigned Vadim Shipachyov to the AHL, but he didn’t report, and he’s still (back) in Vegas, and someone said he’s trying to escape back to the KHL, but his agent and George McPhee say that’s not the case, and it all sounds rather odd, and such problems come about when you’re required to claim 30 players in an expansion draft. [Knights On Ice]
  • For the Sharks and their original draft pick, the Pat Falloon trade is the trade that keeps on giving. [Fear the Fin]
  • The Flyers acquired much-traveled goalie Dustin Tokarski for some reason. [Fan Rag]
  • Come on, man, that’s not how you spell Okposo. [theScore]