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Islanders News: Shootout loss, and wait for Eberle, Clutterbuck injury news

Josh Ho-Sang didn’t dress, but late injuries mean his callup may yet fill a need.

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NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders
Hey they should make a statue.
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The New York Islanders came up empty all night on the power play, lost the shootout — and perhaps Cal Clutterbuck, Jordan Eberle and Thomas Hickey (who returned) to various injuries.

We’ll see what the damage reports are tomorrow, as today is an off day.

Islanders Reading

  • About last night: [LHH | NHL | Isles | Newsday | Post | Islanders Insight | NYI Skinny | Barry Trotz post-gamer: disappointed in the third]
  • Reiterating what team brass said Sunday upon his callup: Joshua Ho-Sang was recalled for depth and injury insurance, with no guarantee of getting in a game. (But after last night’s injuries...) [Newsday | Post | Athletic]
  • Prospect Report: A six-point week for Blade Jenkins and a 10-game win streak for Ilya Sorokin. [Isles]
  • Yet more on the Islanders’ response to the Kronwall hit on Lee, and players’ respect for the captain. [Newsday | Post]


Last night’s NHL scores include the Rangers falling to the Lightning...

...who confirmed Steven Stamkos is good, even while falling down:

  • Kevin Shattenkirk injured his shoulder in the Smurfs’ loss. [Post]
  • Antti Raanta’s injury — he may be out for the year now — won’t have the Coyotes seeking outside goalie help. [NHL]
  • Everything is incredibly, horribly wrong with the Blues, fighting and biting and generally well underperforming the sum of their parts. [NHL | Athletic]
  • Shocker: Ryan Callahan is glad a return to the Rangers never materialized. [Post]
  • John Tortorella was “disgusted” with his team’s recent play, made them watch lots of video to show them how bad they’ve been, and (re)swapped roles for his assistant coaches. [Athletic]
  • In something of a surprise, the Mikko Koskinen gamble has been a good one for the Oilers. [Sportsnet]
  • “I gave everyone a year.” The Coyotes revamped their scouting in hopes of avoiding mistakes of the past. [Athletic]
  • An ex Sarnia Sting coach is facing heat after recent allegations of hazing occurring in the early 2000s. [Sarnia Observer]
  • Hago Harrington enters the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, recognizing him as the first to make the leap from high school to the top ranks. He died 59 years ago. [NHL]
  • Chuck Fletcher talks about taking over the Flyers, being in the same division with the team he just worked for (New Jersey), texting with his predecessor Ron Hextall. [Athletic]