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Islanders News: Bailey returns, but otherwise nothin’ Bruin

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The Isles lose, and react.

Boston Bruins v New York Islanders
Lots of people wearing colorful clothes.
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The Islanders cannot beat the Bruins. This we knew, this we know. At least they’re in decent company, as no one has kept the Bruins from at least picking up a point over the last 15 games.

No, not much consolation?

Islanders Reading

  • About last night: [LHH | Newsday | Post | Isles | NHL | Weight: “Best two periods in five, six weeks” and yet... Isles Insight]
  • Josh Bailey returned (and assisted) so that was cool. Johnny Boychuk and Andrew Ladd are skating but still out. [Newsday]
  • Meet Anders Lee, badass. [TheScore] No really: badass. [SI]
  • Mathew Barzal (also badass) says going back to juniors last year helped him. [PHT]
  • There is goalie movement, down in the minors and below. [Soundin’ Off]
  • Mitch Vande Sompel is moving up the ranks in Bridgeport. [Isles]
  • The Sound Tigers made it back safely from their empty arena game in “blizzard”-ridden Charlotte. Which was surreal. [NBC]
  • Warroad will always be home for Brock Nelson. [Minnesota Hockey Mag]

Elsewhere

Last night’s scores include the Devils winning a damn three-point game with the Capitals, the Blue Jackets defeating the Stars in a shootout, and a Flyers OT win in which the Leafs wasted a great Frederik Andersen effort.

  • Seriously though, the Bruins are the hottest and strongest team at the moment. [TSN]
  • Can the WHL survive in the U.S. northwest if Seattle gets an NHL team? [Seattle Times]
  • They’re celebrating all kinds with Willie O’Ree this month...so how in the hell is he not in the Hall of Fame? [SCOC]
  • Who on earth can beat the Lightning? Oh, oh the Vegas Knights can. [TSN]
  • Eric Lindros is “a big teddy bear” whose number is now retired in Philly. [TSN]