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Islanders Gameday News: Wall of Greiss, off to L.A.

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The Isles hang on for two points in San Jose, and try to double their road loot tonight in Los Angeles

NHL: New York Islanders at San Jose Sharks
‘Great game, Tommy.’ >“Das stimmt.”
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Brock Nelson had a pretty snipe off a pretty Josh Ho-Sang feed (Doug Weight again endorsed #66’s play, so you can all calm down now), and Thomas Greiss stood tall to help the Islanders preserve the two points until a Cal Clutterbuck empty netter. On the post game, Doug Weight acknowledged that it was messy at times, particularly in the third.

Tonight they’re in Los Angeles, where the Kings beat Buffalo 4-2 last night. Leave your FIG picks here.

Islanders Reading

  • As noted, it was a stellar game from Greiss, but not entirely an “oh, he stole that one” game. The Islanders were tepid at first, got better for a while, exchanged highwire chances in the middle, and held on while leaning on Greiss to close. [LHH | Newsday | Fear the Fin | NHL | The Skinny]
  • After a practice injury had him sit out Friday’s skate, Jordan Eberle remained in the lineup in San Jose. [Newsday]
  • Ryan Pulock (again) and Anthony Beauvillier? They did not. [Newsday]
  • Peter DeBoer says that John Tavares, he’s a good one. (And you know, when Joe Thornton’s done the Sharks will need a...) [Merc]
  • On Friday night, Sebastian Aho broke things open for the Sound Tigers in Charlotte... [CT Post]
  • ...but they were sloppy in Saturday night’s rematch, taking a 3-2 loss. [CT Post]
  • Down a rung, the Railers won their inaugural ECHL game as hockey begins again in Worcester. [Telegram] It was a packed house. [Telegram]
  • In the prospect pipeline, David Quenneville scores again in Medicine Hat’s win [Medicine Hat] and Collin Adams had a big night with the winner as North Dakota honored the 1987 NCAA champs. [College Hockey News | Watertown]

Moment of Zen

Elsewhere

  • Last night’s NHL scores. Lots of games, so I can’t even...
  • The Sedins’ role has been diminished, but they still are a key for Travis Green’s team. [Canucks Army]
  • Alas, they’ll be missing Alex Edler for 4-6 weeks. [TSN]
  • Jaromir Jagr gets his first point for the Flames. [TSN]
  • Ken Dryden advocates for a zero-tolerance rule on hits to the head. [Globe and Mail]
  • I get that analytics/fancy stats are complex, but it’s odd to opine on their flaws without...actually...bothering...to understand what you’re talking about, Mr. CSN Philly guy. [RMNB]
  • Would the NHL and NHLPA actually...consider...mercy-killing...the All-Star Game? (Not before the Isles get to host one in Belmont though, right?) [Sportsnet]
  • Not good: Leon Draisaitl dealing with concussion symptoms. [TSN]