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Islanders News: Rest for the Weary

Boychuk stays home, Leddy sits as Mayfield returns

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NHL: New York Islanders at Ottawa Senators
The most memorable game-winner in the history of ever.
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The Islanders won last night, in regulation, thanks to a late winner from Andrew Ladd with two minutes left. It doesn’t matter, which is why both teams were like “Yep, that’s one way how a hockey game can end.”

But it’s a win. Johnny Boychuk stayed home and Nick Leddy was rested, because the Islanders are out of the playoffs and it’s time to rest injured guys and stuff.

Islanders Reading

  • About last night: [LHH | NHL | Silver Seven]
  • Josh Bailey is your Masteron nominee from the Islanders’ PHWA media. [Isles]
  • Which is cool and all, but he thinks Kyle Okposo is more deserving and in any case he’d rather be known as a Stanley Cup champion. [Newsday]
  • “Prospect, report. Prospect, report! We’re done with the season, Rebuilders, at ease, until the next adventure!” (You have to have Octonauts kids to get that). [Isles]
  • Ryan Bourque has been piling up points to go with that veteran savvy in Bridgeport. [CT Post]
  • Meanwhile, injury updates: Dal Colle to miss his first game to injury, Josh Ho-Sang returned to practice. [Soundin’ Off]
  • Whoever finishes 31st has an 18.5 percent chance at winning the Dahlin draft lottery. The Isles, with two lottery picks, will have a little less than half that chance. [TSN]
  • Staple delivered some post-mortem after Monday’s loss. The season has...not gone as planned. [The Athletic]
  • Mild-mannered NHL goalie Mike Liut once tried to “get” Stan Fischler for a story criticizing him but couldn’t reach him in the studio. [MSG]
  • Mathew Barzal is pretty awesome, if you didn’t know. [WHL]
  • The Railers add a Cornell man. [Cornell Sun]


Last night’s NHL scores include lots of playoff implications and stuff.

  • Both league and players have agreed that the confusing goalie interference standards should at least be enforced by the same small set of confused people. [TSN]
  • Longtime USA Today scribe picks six non-Islanders teams that need Dahlin the most. [USA Today]
  • Meanwhile, at Islanders West, the Oilers got points from Connor McDavid but an overall spanking from the Blue Jackets. [Edmonton Journal]
  • Shea Weber discusses playing through injury, resting injury, learning it’s a more serious injury. He’ll be fine though. He hopes. [Sportsnet]
  • Remembering the Beast of New Haven, the “most haunting sports logo in history.” [Vice Sports]
  • Wayne Gretzky is gonna grow the game in China, he is. [TSN]