Waking up on Sunday after a big Islanders win is a wonderful feeling that we’ve luckily gotten to experience thrice in a row. We hope for more of that next Sunday after Saturday’s Coliseum rematch against last night’s opponent. I imagine the bad blood with the Red Wings will still be boiling.
In the meantime, they play the Penguins at the Coliseum tomorrow night, and the Golden Knights at Barclays Center on Wednesday night.
Recaps from another comeback: LHH | Newsday | Islanders | NHL | NYI Skinny | WIIM
Welcome back, buddy. You deserve it. Hope you make the most of this chance.
#Isles Transactions: Christopher Gibson has been returned on loan to Bridgeport. Josh Ho-Sang has been recalled from Bridgeport.— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) December 9, 2018
- Robin Lehner, as backup, dressed once again after losing that nagging tweak in his back; he’s ready to play again. [Newsday]
- The Sound Tigers went up 1-0 on the baby Penguins after an Otto Koivula power play goal, but Wilkes-Barre/Scranton came back to win 3-1. [CT Post]
- The Railers are chugging right along, having gotten at least a point in their last 5 games. [Worcester Telegram]
- Stan Fischler follows up his story from last week about the 1976 playoffs, in which the Islanders lost the League Semifinal series 4-1 to the vaunted Canadiens, who were on their way to winning their first of four straight Stanley Cups. The young Isles learned a few lessons from them, though. [Maven’s Memories]
Last night’s NHL scores. Quite a few blowouts throughout the league yesterday, including the Flyers over the Sabres, the Bruins over the Maple Leafs, and Tampa Bay over the Avalanche. The Lightning are frightening at 23-7-1.
- The Flames beat the Predators to take over the top spot in the Western Conference; it has been a weird season in the NHL. [Sportsnet]
- According to Elliotte Friedman, all the trade talk throughout the NHL is going through eight specific teams: the Kings, Flyers, Wild, Bruins, Penguins, Panthers, Blues, and Blackhawks. [Sportsnet]