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Islanders News: Consolation from a Predator

Also: injuries create opportunities, sometimes for the right people.

Nashville Predators v New York Islanders
Jaro, THIS IS US: You guys you tick me off so much sometimes.
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The Islanders lost last night, and squandered a win late, but picked up a consolation point for reaching the end of regulation tied. I’m both disappointed and relieved, because I went into the night expecting much worse.

Islanders Reading

Mentioned this quote in the recap last night, but bears repeating for the bits:


Last night’s scores include a Rangers regulation loss, and Connor McDavid had himself a night. Some sweeeet goals:

It’s feeling all late ‘90s in NY NHL hockey here. Some Rangerfreude:

  • Trade gossip: Rick Nash gives his no-trade list, and the Hurricanes threaten shakeups. [NHL]
  • In general, the Rangers sound ready to blow it all up and retool for the future. Nash could land anywhere. Ryan McDonaugh too. [FanRag Sports transcribing Friedman]
  • Auston Matthews has scored 25 goals in each of his first two seasons, a feat not done by a Maple Leaf since future Islanders greats Wendel Clark and Dan Marois did it.
  • The Jets, who are a scary team now that they have competent goaltending, could get Mark Scheifele back Friday. [NHL]
  • Which long-suffering fanbase deserves a Cup more? Arguments for Capitals, Blues, Jets. [ESPN]
  • Carey Price has faith in the Canadiens in maybe a John Tavares kind of way. [THN]
  • Marc-Andre Fleury returns to Pittsburgh and it’s like weird and stuff. [Trib Live]
  • U.S. Olympian Amanda Kessel (who not too long ago feared here career was ended by a concussion) is just your typical 26-year-old...elite hockey player. [ESPN]
  • Can the Oilers hope to be like the Lightning with a bounce-back surging-to-the-top season? (No.) [Edmonton Journal of Hope]