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Islanders Gameday News: Code Tavares; Otherworldly

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Also, Dal Colle tries to make it back.

NHL: New York Rangers at New York Islanders
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Tonight may be John Tavares’ final home game as an Islander. No, you have something in your eye.

Islanders News

  • As you can imagine, he’s unsure but hopeful it works out with the Islanders. Nobody knows what to make of it. [Staple | Gross | Compton]
  • But, tonight is a Code Red. [SNY]
  • Clothes horse and budding fashion icon Mathew Barzal gets the spotlight in the NY Times Style section.
  • The NYI Skinny from the Flyers game is the 500th consecutive for Eric Hornick.
  • Andrew Gross sits down with the Isle Seat Podcast.
  • Ryan Pulock, Jordan Eberle, and Mathew Barzal will all be suiting for Team Canada at the Worlds. [LHH]
  • The Islanders use tiny sensors in their physical therapy programs. [CBSNY]
  • Here’s Brent Thompson mic’d up coaching the Sound Tigers to victory.
  • Michael Dal Colle is working his way back from injury in a “roller-coaster” season. [CT Post]
  • Fornabaio titled this piece “Optional goalie” but I’m not entirely sure why. [Soundin’ Off]
  • Perhaps it’s in reference to Mitch Gillam, the Railers goalie that was named to the All-ECHL Team. [RailersHC]
  • David Quenneville and the Islanders continue to try to work out a deal, which is quite good. There was a tweet out there that seemed to confirm it, but I don’t have time to find it right now. Sorry folks!
  • Stan Fischler is down to No. 3 on his Top Ten Isles Game Moments.
  • Hear him discuss his two loves (besides his late, beloved wife): hockey and subways.
  • And a Salute to the Maven, from NHL.com.

NHL News

Last night’s NHL scores. The final playoff spots are still up for grabs, making for an exciting weekend.

  • Flames GM Brad Treliving gets frank with the media about the team’s situation. [Calgary Sun]
  • Zdeno Chara continues to chase excellence in the game of hockey. [SI.com]
  • Scott Foster is a ‘legend’ among the few selected to be an emergency backup. [The Athletic]