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Islanders News: A young Ladd; Golden Flower; Esposito exposition

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Stops in Edmonton, Vancouver, and St. Louis this week close out the long and winding road trip.

No pictures from yesterday's contest, but that's probably for the best.
No pictures from yesterday's contest, but that's probably for the best.
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Good Monday morning folks. Tough to win games when you give up four goals in five minutes in the beginning of the game, but to each their own. They're back at it again tomorrow night in Edmonton to take on the Oilers at 9:00 p.m. on MSG+2. Be gentle, Connor.

Islanders Briefings

  • Recaps: LHH | Newsday | Islanders | NHL.com | NYI Skinny | Matchsticks & Gasoline
  • Andrew Ladd played for the Calgary Hitmen when he was a lad(d), and Wednesday night, he'll return to have a banner raised in his honor. [Newsday]
  • There has been much hand-wringing over the construction of the schedule that saw both the Islanders and the Nets go on extended road trips:

League News

  • Last night's NHL scores. All the teams we're competing with had off, so this would've been a nice opportunity to gain some distance between us and our neighbors, but oh well.
  • Amalie Benjamin stopped by the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference to see what all the analytics hubbub was all about. [NHL.com]
  • Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knight? [Pensburgh]
  • Speaking of the VGK, their first official function will be the annual GMs' meetings in Boca Raton, FL., starting today and ending Wednesday. [ESPN]
  • Les Canadiennes won the 2017 Clarkson Cup in the CWHL's 10th season, beating the Calgary Inferno on Ottawa ice. Congratulations to them! [EOTP]
  • SI.com's NHL 100: How the flu claimed the 1919 Stanley Cup, Joe Hall.
  • And finally, Phil and Tony Esposito share memories and good times in a Tampa hotel breakfast nook. [NHL.com]