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Islanders Gameday News: Maybe this time will be different

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The Islanders host the Canadiens in the back end of a home-and-home.

New York Islanders v Montreal Canadiens
Ready for more

Tonight at home the Isles will try to undo some of the damage suffered by these same Montreal Canadiens on Sunday night. We’ll see what happens.

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Lineup update: Jaroslav Halak starts (no surprise), but the rest is TBD with Eberle a question mark and Casey Cizikas at the hospital for the birth of his first child.

Islanders Reading

  • It’s time for fans to log their vote for the Bob Nystrom Award. [Isles]
  • Can we give it to Stan? Because The Maven is retiring from the broadcasts after this year. [Newsday]
  • Christopher Gibson is gonna get a start sometime, it appears. [Newsday]
  • Ditto that, and also Jordan Eberle leaving practice with an undisclosed ouchy. [Newsday]
  • In Worcester, Woody Hudson has dreams on and off. [Railers]
  • Kieffer Bellows is prepping for that next step. [Pamplin Media]

Elsewhere

Last night’s NHL scores include the Hurricanes thumping the Flyers, and the Devils losing in regulation in Florida.

  • Great first-person piece (and great Bruce Bennett photo, per usual) about the U.S. women’s hockey gold, and how a year ago they were in a different place, ready to walkout in the name of equality. [Players’ Tribune]
  • But weather factors have canceled practice. [NHL]
  • Plenty of Bettman material and perhaps shade here in a Q&A mostly about Seattle, Philadelphia. [Sportsnet]
  • Willie O’Ree’s Hall of Fame candidacy may be heating up. [SB Nation]
  • File under: “You mean that can happen?!” An exploration of how changes in deployment have fueled the Flyers’ resurgence. [NHL]
  • Seattle’s season ticket drive (for a team that has not been granted yet) blew the doors off, sold the targeted 10,000 within minutes. [NHL | SB Nation | Seattle’s King 5]
  • So much more on the crazy soap opera around the Canucks and the supposedly overly negative press or fans who make it so, surely. [Province]
  • Did you know there was another outdoor game on the league schedule? It will be in Annapolis, with military pageantry and such. [NHL]
  • A book chronicling a victim’s survival from the disgusting hockey coach/molester Graham James. [THN]