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Islanders Gameday News: Heady Leddy; Metropoolitan; Eagles win Super Bowl

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Also, Cizikas is doing good things.

2018 GEICO NHL All-Star Skills Competition - Save Streak
All-Star adversaries meet once again.
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Today is a great day because Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are sad, even for a day. (Congrats to the Eagles and... *shudders* the city of Philadelphia.) Unfortunately, it probably means the amount of babies they consume for food energy will probably be higher than average, but it’s a give-and-take thing.

The Islanders should try to cap it off with a win against the Predators, in town for their New York swing. Here’s where you can leave the FIGs.

Islanders News

  • Nick Leddy had gone through quite the slump until Saturday’s game, in which he scored and played well at both ends of the ice. [Newsday]
  • Casey Cizikas is honored to represent the Islanders as their ambassador for Hockey Is For Everyone month for the second straight year. [Islanders]
  • The lady whomst’ve dropped the puck on Saturday night was Sandra Velasquez, founder of Hockey Fights Hate. Relive the excitement. [MSG Video]
  • Don’t know if you noticed or not, but the Islanders are still right in the thick of the playoff race. Luckily, the rest of the Metro took a shit around the time we did. The Power Rankings this week noticed. [LHH]

Around the League

Yesterday’s NHL scores. All Metro teams in action yesterday lost.

  • That includes the Hurricanes, who lost 3-1 at home to the Sharks. Coach Bill Peters is not happy. I am, however. [News & Observer]
  • All that and more in your Weekly Metro Division Snapshot. [AATJ]
  • Tonight’s opponent will be without Filip Forsberg, suspended three games for interference via his hit on Jimmy Vesey. Not a bad hit in and of itself, but it is very clearly late. [OTF]
  • Josh Leivo has asked for a trade away from the Maple Leafs. I’d take him. Never cracked Babcock’s lineup, for some reason, but he could be a good buy-low candidate. [PPP]