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Islanders News: Lee, C’Buck like Lou; Buyout Season; Beau & Barzal

Also, Paul Mara has a sweet new gig.

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New York Islanders v Washington Capitals
Here is a picture of the leader of last night’s winners, playing the Islanders.
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Good morning, gang. The Capitals have knotted up the Stanley Cup Final after their 3-2 victory last night in Las Vegas. I cannot attest to the entertainment level of this game, as I saw Kendrick Lamar and company last night in an excellent spur of the moment decision, but if it was anything like Game 1, Washington and the Golden Knights probably put on a good show, as well.

A Mixed Bag of Bits

  • Anders Lee and Cal Clutterbuck welcome the changes brought on by Lou Lamoriello. Even, yes, shaving. And they hope it’ll help John Tavares stick around, as well. [The Athletic]
  • Jonathan Willis ranks 25 buyout candidates based on how helpful to their team their buyout would be. Andrew Ladd’s bulletproof deal obviously can’t make it, but Thomas Greiss finds his way onto the list. [The Athletic]
  • Lou and the Devils were blamed by former enforcer Mike Peluso for not protecting him better when he was a Devil, citing his dementia. Lou testified he was ‘blindsided’ by the news. [TSN]
  • VIDEO: I am in too much of a rush to watch it myself this morning, but here is an interview with Mathew Barzal and Anthony Beauvillier. [Islanders]
  • Corey Pronman explains how draft boards work via his own predictions from the past, and Kirill Kabanov was his top choice his first year publishing. [The Athletic]
  • Former (current?) referee Paul Stewart took to the Internet to detail two ways in which the Capitals’ Braden Holtby was in violation of minor rules in Game 1 of the SCF. [HockeyBuzz]
  • And finally, former NHLer Paul Mara was named the next head coach of the Boston Pride of the NWHL. [Ice Garden]

Game-saving moment from last night, with Vegas pressing for an equalizer in the final 70 seconds: