Here’s a little something to hold you over until tomorrow, when game action returns. Of course, the games against the Ducks, Kings, and Sharks will be past many of our bed times, so we may not be able to watch. Blessing in disguise, perhaps? Per chance, even?
Keep an eye and ear out for a new Islanders Anxiety, their 60th episode.
- The Islanders shouldn’t wait too long to re-sign Anders Lee, lest they endure another John Tavares-type situation in which their captain walks for nothing. [Newsday]
- Head coach Barry Trotz is looking for more out of Anthony Beauvillier, who has struggled out of the gate and was removed from Mathew Barzal’s line the other night against the Predators. [Newsday]
- Call it a revival, call it a reunion: whatever you want to call it, the return to the The Best Fourth Line in Hockey has been crucial for Trotz, as well as its three members in Matt Martin, Casey Cizikas, and Cal Clutterbuck. [The Athletic]
- Third period control issues sunk the Sound Tigers Sunday against the Rochester Americans, who defeated Bridgeport 3-2 in OT. [LHH | Sound Tigers | Soundin’ Off | CT Post]
- Protesters continue to rally against the Belmont Park redevelopment. [Newsday]
- VIDEO: Thomas Greiss makes his offseason home in North Carolina, and in the summer hosts a hockey camp for military kids at Fort Bragg. Many of his pupils and their families made the trek to Raleigh for the opener, when Greiss stoned the Hurricanes. [Islanders]
- Last night’s and Sunday night’s NHL scores. I’m not sure who these Canadiens are, but they scored seven (7) goals last night. Then again, it was against the Red Wings, so...
- Brandon Saad has had a dreadful start to the season and could be a healthy scratch when the Blackhawks play the Coyotes on Thursday night. He’s only 25 and makes $6 million. Oof. [SCH]