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Islanders Gameday News: Ron and Don and Cal and Casey Sididas

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NHL: Calgary Flames at New York Islanders
Nice to see you again.
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The Islanders’ weird, slow Western Canada roadtrip ends tonight in Calgary as part of Sportsnet’s Hometown Hockey broadcast. They can end their eight game losing streak and keep the Flames’ outside of the playoff picture - and keep their pick a lottery one - with a win. Or they can lose again because they’re not very good.

FIG picks go here. You know Travis Hamonic is getting at least one goal tonight.

Islanders Info

  • For a week in which they only played one game, it was an eventful and quotable one for the Islanders. [LHH]
  • Nick Leddy’s season started out great. And then... [Staple]
  • Thomas “The Big Hurt” Hickey returns home to Calgary today and you never know when he can lay the smackdown on someone. [Islanders]
  • This week’s LHH Power Rankings. Bring a barf bag with you.
  • Bridgeport couldn’t break through Lehigh Valley and their winning streak comes to an end. [CT Post | Soundin’ Off]
  • Today is Pucks & Paws day at the Sound Tigers game. Have fun. [WTNH.com]

Around the NHL

  • Last night’s NHL scores. Everybody but the Islanders played.
  • Funny how Brad Marchand finds himself in situations where other players get hurt [SCOC | No discipline is coming apparently]
  • Lawng Ilind boy Keith Kinkaid gets a write-up in Lawng Ilind’s paper. [Newsday]
  • Meanwhile, Brooksie puts all his hopes on the Devils for New York-area playoff hockey.
  • More on Kyle Okposo’s concussion. [NHL.com]
  • Stop me if you’ve heard this before but the Coyotes owner would like to sell a piece of the team. I’m sure this will go smoothly. [AZ Sports]
  • The Minnesota All Hockey Hair video that people seem to either love or hate is here for 2018. [PHT]
  • It’s been a while, but we have a legit goalie empty net goal, courtesy of the Charlotte Checkers’ Alex Nedeljkovic. [PHT]

Don Cherry loved the Islanders BEST FOURTH LINE EVER that he A. feels the need to stick up for Cal Clutterbuck’s hits, B. calls them “the third line,” C. says that Matt Martin will eventually return to the Islanders and D. has never learned how to properly pronounce Casey Cizikas’ name after all these years.