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

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 | | 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.


  • 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. [ | 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