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Islanders News: Fouled by Ducks, Belmont for all

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More Belmont coverage, as NHL’s Worst Arena attention shifts elsewhere

Anaheim Ducks v New York Islanders
Foreshadowing: Will get last laugh.
Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Happy Friday. Sorry about last night.

Islanders Reading

  • The Islanders overcame a 2-0 and 3-1 hole, even took the lead in the third, then blew it for an OT loss. [LHH | Newsday | Post | NHL | Isles | NYI Skinny | Anaheim Calling]
  • Shane Prince returned to health for his first NHL game of the season. No update on Calvin de Haan though. [Newsday]
  • The Islanders remain on pace for the most combined goals in their games of any team since 2007. [Sportsnet]
  • With the WHL having a humane holiday break, David Quenneville will get to go home and watch his brother play with the Devils. [Medicine Hat]
  • The latest on prospects like Arnaud Durandeau. [Isles]
  • The Railers squeak out a 1-0 win. [Telegram]
  • The 1979 Islanders Christmas album is a sight to behold. [Puck Junk]

More Belmont/Arena Reaction

  • Owner Jon Ledecky wants Tavares here for life, naturally. [Newsday]
  • Ledecky says the arena will be better than Detroit’s, the league’s newest. [CBS NY]
  • But who will pay for LIRR expansion at Belmont? [Village Voice]
  • Isles players and alumni react to the Belmont news. [Isles]
  • Matt Martin is of course thrilled the Islanders found a home in Belmont. [Sun]
  • You know, those Flames and Senators owners could learn from how the Islanders handled their arena development. [THN]

Elsewhere

Last night’s scores included Metro rivals collecting maximum points, with the Hurricanes winning in regulation, the Penguins outlasting the Blue Jackets via shootout and the Devils doing the same vs. the Rangers. Big game for Brian Boyle in that last one.

  • John Tortorella was frustrated by the officials not “letting the teams decide” the former. [Sportsnet]
  • It’s a new lease on life for ex-Isle Cory Conacher since his recall to the Lightning this month. [CBC]
  • Big news for the NWHL as the Sabres buy the Beauts. [Buffalo News]
  • An overlooked part of the Oilers’ struggles, Andrej Sekera is finally healthy and back for the Oilers after missing 34 games. [Sportsnet]
  • The Oilers beat the Blues last night -- for their first three-game win streak of the season — on a late and fluttering goal. [STLtoday]
  • Gary Bettman swings his sword again about the “frustrating” and “gloomy” quest for a new arena in Calgary. [Sportsnet]