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Islanders Gameday News: Dance-off, bro. Me and you.

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Hockey news and notes for Islanders fans.

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New York Islanders v Chicago Blackhawks
This was a good one.
Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Remember when the Blackhawks were good? Wasn’t that long ago. Well, they aren’t that good anymore.

Remember when the Islanders were good? Yeah, me, neither.

Game time is 7 pm. FIG picks go here. Go get a Jordan Eberle bobblehead at Barclays tonight. Look for lots of preview stuff at Faxes From Uncle Dale later including a Q&A with me.

Islanders stuff

  • Anders Lee is good. [Staple]
  • So is Ryan Pulock [Gross]
  • In a shocking exercise in lazy rage, I listed a lot of words that I could use to describe the last two seasons of Islanders hockey. None are synonyms for “good.”
  • Chris Botta asks a question he already knows the answer to and carves up Garth Snow again. [IPB]
  • The opposition to the Belmont arena project has lawyered up. Oh, it’s on. [Newsday, “To the barricades, yet again” section]
  • Bridgeport lost to Syracuse thanks to an old teammate and are now nine points out with 11 games remaining. [CT Post | Soundin’ Off]
  • Worcester beat Reading 4-1 and are four points out of a playoff spot. [Telegram. Lots of NCAA regionals coverage at the paper, too]
  • The Carp Lad Calvin de Haan is opening up a brewery in his hometown along with a bunch of partners. [CanadianBeerNews.com, best URL of the day]

Around the NHL

  • Last night’s scores. The Devils beat the Penguins in overtime because they’re capable of giving up less than seven goals a game. Also, the Stars blew a 2-0 third period lead to the Bruins, allowing the game-winner with 11 seconds left. Said Daryl Reaugh: “Rigor mortis has set in on the Stars bench. They’re out of time tonight and out of time on the season.” Ouch.
  • Could Ken Holland actually be getting a chance at rebuilding the Red Wings? [The Athletic]
  • Wayne Huizenga, founder of Blockbuster video, the Florida Marlins and Florida Panthers, has passed away at the age of 80. RIP. [LBC] (Aside: They retired “his #37” earlier this year?!)

Not a bad first junior season for Keiffer Bellows