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Islanders Gameday News: Lee hearts Parrish; positive PP & Pulock things

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Tonight there will be a game and we will duly note it.

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NHL: New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins
Some nights it feels like this.
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Islanders’ Dead Man Walking act continues tonight at home against the Penguins.

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Islanders Reading

  • Anders Lee is like the modern and even better version of Mark Parrish. They bond. Good Minnesota boys. [Isles | Newsday]
  • Dan was on Hockey Night in New York podcast to share in the general misery that is our collective experience— er, I mean to discuss the Islanders. [Blog Talk Radio]
  • Now for something completely different: Positive news! The Islanders power play has improved (i.e. Mathew Barzal is crazy.) [The Athletic]
  • Also positive news! Ryan Pulock has been good, and his regular playing time would seem to indicate the Islanders acknowledge that. [The Athletic]
  • The Isles have three key prospects in the WHL, OHL and QMJHL playoffs. [Isles]
  • The Isles may face Matt Murray, who could return from his latest injury as soon as tonight, as they sent Tristan Jarry back to the AHL. [Trib Live]
  • The Torgo Simulation: Snow Never Came, Part III. [LHH]

Elsewhere and Everywhere

Last night’s scores include a Coyotes defeat of the Flames, aiding our double-lottery hopes that will ultimately be crushed in some cruel and merciless way.

  • The NHL GMs are meeting at their resort again, and would really like a consensus on goalie interference, and wouldn’t we all as the NHL once again screws things up without thinking through the consequences first. [Sportsnet | TSN] (In case you missed it over the weekend, Doug Weight would kind of like to see some clarity too.)
  • Marc Bergevin is among them, as he will be next year. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Are the Predators and Penguins destined for a Cup rematch? [CBC]
  • Has the bloom come off the Knights? [Puck Daddy]
  • With a throttling of the Whale, the Riveters have reached their first Cup final. [Ice Garden]
  • Power shifts at the top and the bottom of the NHL standings. [Down Goes Brown]
  • Here is a prospect for this summer’s draft, Evan Bouchard, who is good and maybe the Isles are in range there. [TSN]
  • #MelnykOut billboards are up in Ottawa. [CBC]

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