Not a bad day at the ol’ Garden. Enjoy your Sunday. The Islanders face the Habs on NBCSN tomorrow night, two things that have traditionally not been helpful to them. There’s not time for them to slip back into old habits, though.
Enjoy your Sunday. I’m going to see Paddington 2.
- Recaps: LHH | Newsday | NY Post | Islanders | NHL.com | NYI Skinny | BSB
- The only bad news to come from yesterday was the injury to Casey Cizikas. Doug Weight didn’t sound optimistic, but we’ll know more tomorrow. [Newsday | NY Post]
- With the hockey world watching , Mathew Barzal put on a historic show. He’s good at that. [PHT | Beauvillier wasn’t bad either]
- From the other side, Alain Vigneault was not happy [Newsday] and Henrik Lundqvist’s pep talk didn't seem to have its desired affect [NHL.com]
- Brett Cyrgalis makes some half season award predictions, which includes some more Barzal love. [NY Post]
- Arthur Staple’s Isles Files on Josh Bailey earning his All Star nod and Michael Dal Colle’s debut.
- The Sound Tigers gave up the tying goal with a few minutes left but beat Providence I a shootout. Christopher Gibson made 27 saves. [CT Post | Soundin’ Off]
- The Railers lost a tough one to Manchester and finish their road trip 3-3. [Telegram]
- Last night’s NHL scores. Some high scores, but no one else put up seven.
- Scary scene in Boston last night after Montreal’s Phillip Danault was stretchered off the ice after taking a slap shot from Zdeno Chara up high. He’s okay but was taken to the hospital. [SBN]
- A special report from Laura Albanese in Newsday about the dangerous blood clot issue that’s affected a lot of NHLers in recent years.
- The ages of players on AHL clubs tells you a lot about how NHL teams use their affiliates. The Sound Tigers are young and productive on defense and old on offense. [Faceoff Circle]
The always honest Denis Potvin sat down with Stan Fischler to talk about the Islanders captaincy.