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Islanders News: Let’s Pred-tend that didn’t happen

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The Isles look to burn the tape after a runaway loss to Nashville.

Nashville Predators v New York Islanders
“Wait...does that say eight?!”
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The New York Islanders typically require about four games to give up eight goals, but last night they accomplished it all in one evening.

”We’re not going dwell on it. We can’t do anything about getting this game back,” said Barry Trotz. “You have to let it go. You have to tear it up a little bit and move on.”

Happy to oblige.

Islanders News

  • About last night, which you should really forget: [LHH | Isles | NHL | Islanders Insight]
  • Someone you might remember though: Josh Ho-Sang is reporting to Bridgeport with a “clean” slate and all that. [LHH | Isles | Islanders Insight]
  • Related: Oliver Wahlstrom has been loaned to the U.S. National team for the upcoming WJC. [USA Hockey | Isles]
  • NYI Skinny: Last night represents one-tenth of all the goals the Isles have conceded this season.
  • A little more on Barry Trotz calling the Islanders’ goalie rotation a strength, though obviously last night — for the first time in a long time — it didn’t feel that way. [Isles]
  • Prospect report: A couple of Islanders draft picks are traded by their junior teams. [Isles]
  • Ho-Sang’s awakening called for podcasts: Newsday | Athletic
  • “You never forget why you play the game.” An update on former Islander Aaron Ness, still chasing the dream, now with the Coyotes. [Athletic]
  • Former Isles coach Ted Nolan discusses indigenous heritage. [NHL]

Elsewhere

There were 11 games among last night’s NHL scores, including the Flyers and Penguins each winning in regulation.

  • The Canadiens started the night in third place, then fell to sixth, then climbed back to third, because that’s how the (new) Atlantic is right now. [Sportsnet]
  • The Coyotes, who won in Taylor Hall’s debut, believe it best not to push for contract negotiations with the UFA rental during the season. [TSN]
  • Several teams were interested in Taylor Hall, and the Devils had cause to move sooner rather than later. [Athletic]
  • Ilya Kovalchuk is now free to sign wherever; boy, he sure has a complicated contract history. [Sportsnet]
  • RIP Scott Kleinendorst, a former Whaler. [TSN]