I don’t even want to talk about it. I mean, I do, but I don’t. I recommend everyone who can spend the day sledding.
If we get injury updates on Josh Bailey, Andrew Ladd or Ryan Pulock, we’ll post ‘em.
- Recaps for sadists: LHH | Newsday | NY Post | Islanders | NHL.com | NYI Skinny | Pensburgh
- In case you were wondering:
Sidney Crosby now has 107 points in 60 career games against the Islanders (1.78 points per game).— Seth Rorabaugh (@SethRorabaugh) January 6, 2018
- If you wanna watch these, here they are:
- Doug Weight still has faith in Thomas Greiss. [Newsday]
- Deciphering Weight’s post-game comments paints a depressing picture. [IPB]
- Yeah, no kidding. [The Hockey News]
- Our first Tavares Encyclopedia update for 2018 gets Matt Martin’s feelings on what Tavares’s feelings might be.
- Anthony Beauvillier tied the game with seconds left but the Sound Tigers lost in OT. [CT Post]
- Kellen Jones scored in the shootout to give the Railers a 4-3 win over Adirondack. [Telegram]
- Games in Philadelphia mean great pictures from friend of the blog, Kate Frese. [BSH]
World Juniors wrap-up
- The only positive surrounding the Islanders these days has been Kieffer Bellows, who set a Team USA record with nine goals at the World Junior Championship. The Americans won the bronze medal by obliterating the Czechs 9-3. [LHH | SBN | AP]
- Canada took home the gold after a 3-1 win over Sweden. [SBN]
- Swedish captain Lias Andersson (Rangers pick, son of former Islander Niklas) didn’t take the loss too well and - literally - threw his silver medal into the crowd. This one’s going to be a topic of conversation for a loooooong time. [SBN]
Given his ability to throw away a perfectly good asset for nothing, Lias Andersson has a solid future ahead of himself in Oilers management.— Bonk's Mullet (@BonksMullet) January 6, 2018
In news of competent NHL teams
- Last night’s scores. Who cares?
- Connor McDavid has learned how to harness the Speed Force. [Sporting News]
- Former team Canada goalie Kendra Fisher talks about the pressure of being an elite netminder and the often difficult affect it had on her life. [Players Trib]