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Islanders News: The “Meet the Players” party at the Coliseum goes off without a hitch

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The players and the doggies and John Ledecky, oh my!

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Big week ahead for the Islanders, as they’ll play their last Coliseum game of November on Wednesday night with the Maple Leafs in town.

Happy Veterans Day to those who have served.

Islanders News

  • That game, since it is another chance for John Tavares to visit Long Island, is one of the league’s highlights for the week. [NHL]
  • Leo Komarov skated in a second straight practice on Sunday, so his return seems likely for Wednesday, hopefully not at center. [Newsday]
  • Since “Barzy” and “Bardy” were too close together, Johnny Boychuk changed Cole Bardreau’s nickname to “Tuna,” apropos of nothing. [LHH]
  • The Sound Tigers hosted the Belleville Senators yesterday in Game 2 of the three-in-three and lost 2-1. Andrew Ladd scored in the final game of his conditioning stint. [Soundin’ Off pregame | CT Post postgame | Sound Tigers postgame]
  • The Railers got whacked 6-2 yesterday afternoon by the Adirondack Thunder. [RailersHC]

Yesterday was the “Meet the Players” autograph and photograph party for season ticket holders at the Coliseum. The players are nice fellows, as is the owner. And the dogs were there, too. [Islanders]

Elsewhere

Last night’s NHL scores include the Blackhawks defeating the next opponent 5-4 thanks to Robin Lehner’s 53 saves and the Oilers beat the Ducks 6-2 behind Connor McDavid’s hat trick that got him to 400 career points (already!).

  • The Leafs will be without Mitch Marner when they come to play—he’ll be out four weeks with an ankle injury. [NHL]
  • Sidney Crosby gave his 2019 All-Star MVP Honda to a single mother and veteran trying to go back to school. [The Athletic]
  • Cameron Hughes is a professional fan who has most recently worked with the Golden Knights to get the crowd pumped up during lulls and his life is pretty wild. [ESPN]
  • Don Cherry’s “discriminatory” comments, as both his boss and his co-host termed them, toward immigrants on Saturday night’s Hockey Night in Canada broadcast leave his future somewhat in jeopardy. The president of Sportsnet disavowed the comments and apologized in a statement, and Ron MacLean apologized on-air Sunday morning for not doing anything about it live, but Cherry doesn’t appear willing to do the same. [The Athletic]