The New York Islanders remain on the road today with an afternoon visit to Ottawa to face the Senators.
Leave your First Islanders Goal picks over here for a 1 p.m. EST start.
- Doug Weight told Nick Leddy he needs to be the Isles' second-best player, and Leddy is answering the challenge. [Newsday]
- Meanwhile down in Bridgeport, Jaroslav Halak's 42-save 1-0 shutout "won us the game, plain and simple," said coach Brent Thompson. [CT Post]
- With Steve Bernier hurt, Carter Verhaeghe is among the reinforcements in Bridgeport. [CT Post]
- Anders Lee is a good player and a good dude, and Kancer Jam is one way he's giving back. [Crowd Rise]
- In some promising news, Craig Anderson is back with the Senators and will make the call on whether he starts today. [Ottawa Citizen]
Beyond Blue and Orange
- Five happy thoughts for fans of today’s opponent, as the Sens are in a 2-4 slump. [Silver Seven]
- That slump's despite them benefiting from an amazing Stars own goal the other night. [SB Nation]
- Long-time Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch has died at 87. [Winging It In Motown | SB Nation]
- Theory: Why the Kings are kings of 3-on-3 overtime. Good stuff on manipulating space (which is key to any hockey situation, just different depending on numbers) [SI]
- Connecticut politicians propose $250 million in renovations to draw an NHL team to the Whalers' old home. [The Score]
- In potentially big news for women's hockey, the CWHL has formed a partnership with the NHLPA. [Puck Daddy]
- Jonathan Ericsson will be out six to eight weeks with a broken wrist because Frans can't have nice things. [Puck Daddy]
- Doc Emrick will call a college hockey game with a local from Oceanside High. [Newsday]