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Islanders News: Shaky shootout; Barzal breaks through; New Jaro City

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Hockey news and notes for Islanders fans.

New York Islanders v New York Rangers
Oh my
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Well that was the least satisfying satisfying win at the Garden ever. The Islanders are back at it at home tomorrow against the Sharks on Alumni Night.

Islanders reads

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday recap by Neil Best | NY Post | Islanders | NHL.com | NYI Skinny | BSB
  • It was a night for young Islanders, in both good ways and bad. I feel I might have more to say about this. There’s a lot to unpack. [Staple at Newsday]
  • Let us revel in the greatness of Mathew Barzal’s first NHL goal. Couldn’t have come against a better opponent. [LHH]
  • And he got the star treatment afterwards:
  • Jaroslav Halak continues to befuddle the Rangers. [NY Post]
  • Mitch Vande Sompel is already turning heads at Bridgeport. [CT Post | More BST notes from Michael Fornabaio]
  • The Bridgeport amphitheater vote that could affect the Sound Tigers arena situation has been delayed. [CT Post]
  • Looks like Mitch Gillam will start for Worcester against Manchester. [Telegram]

Further reading

  • Last night’s NHL scores. Lots of shutouts and the Hurricanes sweep Alberta.
  • It’s not like the Avalanche need help to lose any games, but it appears they got screwed on an offside call last night. [MHH]
  • Jeff Carter got cut by a skate and will miss several weeks. [JFTC]
  • The man himself, Jim Corsi - for whom the stat is named but is not necessarily of the stat - writes about coaching tactics for NHL.com. This week: making choas into goals.
  • Miss the Glow Puck? Gary Bettman kinda wants to bring it back. [ESPN]
  • There’s an NWHL podcast you should listen to called The Fifth Star. Perfect way to get ready for the upcoming season.
  • Maybe the Knicks and Rangers would be more profitable if they played in Brooklyn. I know a place. [NY Post schadenfreude]
  • Losing a bet to David Backes had a really shitty outcome for Charlie McAvoy. [SCOC]

My god.