Mornin’, folks. No Islanders today, but they’ve got a busy weekend ahead of them.
Be on the lookout for a new Islanders Anxiety episode today.
- Recaps from a merciless beating at the hands of the Stars: [LHH | Newsday | Islanders | NYI Skinny]
- Through his struggles over the first month of the season, Anthony Beauvillier tried to get back to basics. He did that, and it had positive results. [Newsday]
- Anders Lee’s Kancer Jam took place after Sunday’s game, and it raised over $100G to benefit families affected by cancer. [Newsday]
- This year’s benefit was held in honor of Lee’s good friend, Fenov Pierre-Louis, who succumbed to his illness this summer. [Islanders]
- In the Sound Tigers’ win at Belleville the other day, Mitchell Vande Sompel had two points. [CT Post]
- Vande Sompel, who is a swingman that can play both forward and defense, is focused on his work from the back end. [CT Post]
- This Friday, Bridgeport hosts the Hartford Wolfpack in Isles-Rangers Lite, but before the game, they’ll host a craft beer tasting. Mmm, beer. [Sound Tigers]
- Travis St. Denis had a maintenance day, but the Sound Tigers otherwise resembled exactly their lineup against Belleville. [Soundin’ Off]
- As for the other kiddies, here’s the Prospect Report. Of note: Ilya Sorokin has a three-game shutout streak working, and Noah Dobson was honored for his play in the Canada-Russia series. [Islanders]
And here’s a short video from School Day.
- Last night’s NHL scores, as well as Sunday’s. Don’t look now, but the Sabres (!) have won (!) six (6!) straight (!!!!)
- The Oilers, despite having the best player in the world, are floundering once again. This time, though, jobs may actually be at stake. Cam Talbot has already lost his starting position. [Sportsnet]
- And David Staples, of trough-urinal-advocacy fame, believes it is time Edmonton moved on from coach Todd McClellan. [Edmonton Journal]
- Speaking of moving on from coaches, the Blues have fired Mike Yeo. Associate coach Craig Berube was named the interim coach. Wonder if Joel Quenneville would consider going back there. [NHL]
- Ryan Lambert’s “What We Learned” column has been renamed 31 Takes, and its focus this week was how the Golden Knights, who played pretty well but lucked their way into the Pacific Division title and Stanley Cup Final last season, are actually playing really well right now but can’t catch a damn break and are on track to miss the playoffs. [Yahoo NHL]