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Islanders Gameday News: Looking for goals

The Islanders hope to bounce back in Detroit.

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NHL: New York Islanders at Detroit Red Wings
The elder and the heir.
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The Islanders are in Detroit tonight, hoping to bounce back from the flat performance in Pittsburgh.

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See opponent coverage at Winging It In Motown, where they must still be acquiring funding for their own Frans statue.

Islanders Reading

  • Morning updates: Robin Lehner will backup Thomas Greiss tonight. Tom Kuhnhackl is a gametime decision.
  • Here’s the official site preview. [Isles]
  • The Islanders hope to snap out of their offensive funk tonight. [Newsday]
  • Andrew Gross looks at how the Islanders assets line up for a Seattle expansion draft. [Newsday] Arthur Staple, too. [Athletic]
  • Speaking of which, Dan finds an Area Man’s petition to name them the Whalers, based on the shared history of New England and the Pacific Northwest. [LHH Zeitgeist]
  • Devon Toews is still out in Bridgeport, to miss his fifth consecutive game tonight, but he’s close to returning. [CT Post]
  • After a tough start to the season, Worcester continues to climb up the ECHL. [HC Railers]
  • Great Q&A with Adrian Aucoin about his long, multi-stop career, including calling Long Island his best stop, and the place he befriended many locals. He now has five kids, which ... {looks at my own two} is an exhausting thought. [Athletic]
  • The Post covers the new book on the marketing story behind Fish Sticks. [Post]


Last night’s NHL scores include a Hurricanes win over the Ducks to pull them ahead of the Isles and Penguins (and Wings) in the Metro and Wild Card standings.

  • Shock here, but seems like the Rangers and Kevin Shattenkirk aren’t working out as intended, now at a crossroads. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Matt Duchene is having a great season in his UFA year, but now he’ll bee out long term with a groin injury. [@Senators]
  • The answer for women’s hockey is to have one league, but how will the two conflicting parties get there? [Athletic]
  • The Flames were bad boys, getting suspensions. [NHL | NHL]
  • Some great designs in the Uni Watch contest for the Seattle expansion. [ESPN]