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Islanders Gameday News: Let’s play two in Florida

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The Islanders win the road trip opener in Florida, while on the homefront there’s more Belmont movement.

NHL: New York Islanders at Florida Panthers
“No joke, that was cool.”
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The Islanders won last night but no rest for the victorious: they play the Lightning in Tampa tonight.

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Islanders Reading

  • The Islanders lost a couple of leads, lost their heads over some iffy calls, and rebounded to take two points via shootout last night. Doug Weight’s post-game comments were entertaining as usual. [LHH | Newsday | NHL | Isles | The Skinny]
  • Panthers assistant Jack Capuano fondly remembers his time with the Isles, and more importantly, lets Trocheck know what’s what about the 2016 playoffs. [Newsday | Sun Sentinel]
  • Meanwhile, the bidders for the Belmont RFP are down to two, and people increasingly like the Islanders’ chances. [LHH | Newsday]
  • We got your power here. Check out Torgo’s latest run down in the power rankings. [LHH]
  • Top Isles highlights from November here. Sorry, Couturier. [MSG Video]

Elsewhere

Last night’s NHL scores include the Capitals and Flyers each logging regulation wins.

  • Movement in Seattle: an MOU for KeyArena redevelopment. Will the NHL soon follow? [Seattle Times]
  • Erik Karlsson and Drew Doughty: What will their next contracts be like? [TSN] Will they completely change star contracts? [Sportsnet] Asking for a friend.
  • The Sabres looked around for a taker for Matt Moulson’s contract. No takers. He’s on waivers. We reflect. [LHH]
  • Moulson’s waiving hits longtime friend Kyle Okposo and recent tenant Jack Eichel hard. [Buffalo News]
  • The Sabres also made a minor move with Detroit. [DBTB]
  • 16-year-old goalie stops 100 saves, loses 5-0. [SB Nation]