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Islanders Gameday News: Aiming to rebound against an old foil

Battle of New York bragging rights are on the table before Thanksgiving

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New York Rangers v New York Islanders
Hey brother, let’s battle again.
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The Islanders have their second Battle of New York of 2018-19 tonight. This one isn’t in the impenetrable Barclays but rather in the...fairly penetrable Garden.

Leave your First Islanders Goal picks for tonight here.

Islanders Reading

  • Carey awards first-quarter grades, as measured by Game Score. Some charts, some surprises, and some “yep...that guy”s. [LHH]
  • On the latest Islanders Anxiety podcast, Dan and Mike discussed the first quarter, and amazing Alberta media fights. [LHH]
  • And on the Isles Buzz podcast, Noel and The Other Dan talk Nelson, Leddy...Saved by the Bell? [LHH]
  • The Rangers, riding high and feeling good, hope they can finally win against the Islanders again. [Newsday]
  • The Isles know they’ll have to clean up all that mess they had against Dallas if they’re going to prevent their rivals from doing it. [Newsday]
  • The Rangers like Ryan Strome so far, and are hoping he just lets his instincts take over. [Post]
  • Jordan Eberle is what he is, and that’s valuable and hard to find. But he’s one of several pending UFAs so what should they do? [Athletic]
  • The Sound Tigers are off today, but have to practice tomorrow morning before a three-in-three weekend. [Soundin’ Off] Here’s what’s happened in the Bridgeport week that was. [BST]


  • The big news of yesterday morning was...a two-fer! The Oilers fired Todd McLellan and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock, who unretired yet again. [Copper N Blue]
  • And the Blues fired Mike Yeo but only gave the interim tag to Craig Berube. I bet they want Quenneville back. I don’t know if Q or the Hawks are cool with that. [STL Game Time]
  • GM Doug Armstrong’s presser seemed to indicate no coaching hero is waiting in the Blues’ wings. [Game Time | Athletic]
  • Meanwhile, why are the Oilers in this mess? This was posted before the firing, but is quite a greatest hits piece. [Copper N Blue]
  • But the Oil won in Hitchcock’s debut, an OT victory in San Jose. [NHL]
  • Matt Duchene is red hot and apparently also making progress on a huge extension with Ottawa. [TSN]
  • It’ll “just” be four weeks out for Patrice Bergeron. [TSN]
  • It’ll be much longer for Vincent Trocheck, after his gruesome leg injury. [TSN]