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Islanders News: Piling on Denmark; remembering Penguins’ ends of yore

Bailey, Eberle join the scoring party in Denmark.

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Canada v Denmark - 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
#12 in your program and #1 in your hearts...
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No team news to speak of, but Team Canada obliterated host Denmark at the IIHF World Championship so of course the well-represented Islanders were all over the score sheet.

Josh Bailey opened scoring on an assist by Mathew Barzal (his fifth thus far):

  • It finished as a 7-1 rout, with Bailey also setting up Ryan O’Reilly on a nice one, and Jordan Eberle finishing on a feed from Connor McDavid.
  • The U.S. stayed undefeated with a 3-0 win over Germany. [IIHF]
  • With a little more tweaking, the AHL realigns (slightly) again. [Sound Tigers]
  • Remembering the thrilling night five (?!) years ago when a John Tavares go-ahead goal gave the Isles a big playoff win while Matt Harvey flirted with a perfect game. Promising things lay ahead, it seemed. [The Athletic]

That last post includes our power ranking guru Mike L.’s in-person video from the game, so might as well enjoy it again here:

Something happened in the NHL last night and it was entertaining.

Felt oddly familiar, even:


And then there were five, but not yet four.

  • The Capitals finally eliminated the Penguins from the playoffs — and finally returned to the conference final — thanks to the rarest of feats, a breakaway OT winner. [SB Nation | Sportsnet | Japers’ Rink | PensBurgh]
  • The Jets, however, had a chance to eliminate the Predators in front of a rabid home crowd, but instead they were shut out and now face Game 7 in Nashville, which isn’t until Thursday.
  • What is it, really, that Tom Wilson is good for? [Puck Daddy]
  • Sure feels like the Old Hockey Boys network is rallying around Mark Hunter as the “should be” next Leafs GM over young non-NHLer Kyle Dubas. Here’s Glenn Healy. [Sportsnet]
  • Not hockey, and only tangentially baseball, but life: Maybe after Bill Torrey’s death I’m in a sentimental mood. But R.I.P. Gretchen Piscotty. Glad her son got some special time in what turned out to be her final months. [ESPN | Chronicle]
  • With a career below-average backup putting up a career season and having one more year on his deal, the Leafs have some goalie questions to look forward to. [Sportsnet]