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Islanders Gameday News: Senatorial veto; Half Dozen for Barzal; Nine for Jaro

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Some Islanders had better Saturdays than the big club.

No wonder they lost. Their legs are too big.
No wonder they lost. Their legs are too big.
Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday’s game result was... suboptimal. The good news for the Islanders is they get a chance right away to get some points back. Let’s hope this meeting against the Avalanche goes better than the last one.

FIG picks go here. Game time is 6 pm.

Islanders links

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | NHL.com | NYI Skinny | Silver Seven
  • Alan Quine's first game in Ottawa could have gone better. [Newsday]
  • But holy crap! Mathew Barzal had six points in Seattle's 8-5 win over Portland last night, scoring once and adding five assists. Gifs are below. It's been a ridiculous weekend already for the kid (who apparently was named captain upon his return? I missed that.). On Friday, Seattle beat the Tri-City Americans 6-2, with Barzal netting three assists for Seattle and Parker Wotherspoon scoring again for Tri-City. [My Northwest | Tri-City Herald]
  • Everything's coming up Sound Tigers right now, too. Jaroslav Halak has won nine games in a row, Michael Dal Colle scored twice, including the shootout winner and Carter Verheaghe had two points in his return from Missouri as Bridgeport beat Providence 5-4. [CT Post | Soundin' Off]
  • Eamon McAdam earned his first pro shutout with 53 saves in the Missouri Mavericks win on Friday. [Mavs]
  • Stan Fischler's Metro Notebook includes a story about the time Emil Francis thought Rod Gilbert had died. Trust me, it's funny.

Meanwhile

  • Last night's NHL scores.
  • It's 400 wins and counting for Henrik Lundqvist. Congrats to him. I guess... [BSB]
  • With Craig Anderson back in game shape (yeah, tell me about it), the Senators placed Andrew "Hamburglar" Hammond on waivers. What happened? [Ottawa Citizen]
  • More remembrances of Mike Ilitch. [NHL.com | Kyle at WIIM]
  • Brittany Miller and Theresa Feaster are blazing a trail as full time staff members for NCAA Division I men's hockey programs Boston College and Providence. [NY Times]

Here's Barzal's first assist, picking up from Auston Strand's steal to feed Tyler Adams for his first goal as a T-Bird.

Barzal assist 1.2 2.12.17

Here's Barzal's goal, which he tipped in on a feed from Ryan Gropp.

Barzal goal 2.12.17

Finally, here's a tape-to-tape cross-ice pass in motion from Barzal to Ethan Bear for a power play goal in the third period.

Barzal assist 2 2.12.17