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Islanders Gameday News: Avalanche coming, Streit reflects, Sound Tigers win

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Sunday night hockey for the Isles, looking to bounce back from Friday

Colorado Avalanche v New York Islanders
The cuteness.
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The Colorado Avalanche are in town tonight and hopefully Mathew Barzal’s performance thus far this season will keep people from turning this into See, You Should Have Traded Four Prospects And Two Firsts For Duchene night.

Leave your First Islanders Goal picks here. Remember that it’s a 6 p.m. start, Eastern Standard (not Daylight) Time, as DST ended last night.

Islanders Reading

  • Casey Bailey, Josh Ho-Sang and Tanner Fritz each scored to open a 3-0 lead as the Sound Tigers ultimately won, 3-2 over Springfield for part two of a three-in-three weekend. [CT Post | Soundin’ Off | BST]
  • The lineup featured a return from injury for Fritz and second consecutive start for Christopher Gibson, whose shutout streak approached the longest in team history. [Soundin’ Off]
  • Arthur Staple caught up with newly retired Mark Streit, who reflected on his time as an Islander and captain. [Newsday]
  • Adam Pelech skated and maybe he’s back tonight, or maybe he stays day-to-day. [Weight via @NYIslanders]
  • Vote for the Isles a ton in the “all time greatest moments” thing the nhl.com is doing. [NHL] I’m sure that one Bruin who scored in overtime of a sweep will win it though, just because of a still photo that didn’t become famous until well after the event.
  • In praise of Josh Bailey. [SNY]
  • Friday Night Juniors: Collin Adams had a goal in North Dakota’s 3-2 win over Wisconsin [Dickinson Press] | David Quenneville had a goal and an assit as Medicine Hat blasted Saskatoon 7-2. He has 22 points (6-16) in 15 games. [Med. Hat News]
  • Top Chef winner and food program regular Richard Blais talks about the New York City Marathon and going to Islanders games growing up. [Schwartz on Sports]
  • Learn about tonight’s opponent from our siblings at Mile High Hockey.

Elsewhere

  • Last night’s scores: Tons of games, including the Avalanche winning via shootout in Philadelphia, the Rangers winning in OT in Florida, the Hurricanes losing to the awful Coyotes in a shootout, and the Cup-destined Leafs losing again.
  • What’s wrong with Carey Price? [TSN]
  • This is kind of funny and goes well beyond hockey or Olympics: The KHL head threatens to not allow the league’s players to go to the Olympics if the IOC keeps accusing Russians of doping. [CBC | TSN]
  • Korean native and Stanley Cup champ Jim Paek discusses leading the South Korean federation and team for the upcoming Olympics. [CBC]