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Islanders Gameday News: Pulock’s Avalanche of Shots; Canadian Hustle

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NHL: Colorado Avalanche at New York Islanders
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A good Sunday morning to you all. I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend is ready for some more hockey. I am currently cuddling with my dog, and I can tell she can’t wait for more hockey. (Actually, she probably can. I kept yelling at the TV yesterday and scaring her, but alas.)

The Islanders are back in Brooklyn today, hosting the Wild at Barclays Center at 3:00 p.m. You can insert your FIGs into this linky here.

Islanders Items

Recaps from the comeback over the Avalanche: LHH | Islanders | NHL | NYI Skinny | Newsday | NY Post

  • With his initial go-ahead goal and then the overtime winner, Ryan Pulock’s two goals snapped his goal drought. He needs to be on PP1 ASAP. [Newsday]
  • Matt Martin’s hustle play illustrates why the Islanders are on top. [Newsday]
  • The story behind Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz taking this team’s defense from worst to first. [Newsday]
  • Josh Ho-Sang made his way back into the lineup last night after being a healthy scratch for three straight. [Soundin’ Off]
  • The Sound Tigers won, while killing eight penalties. [CT Post]
  • Michael Schuerlein hosts one-time LHH commenter JPinVA on his podcast and they discuss Michael Dal Colle, Mathew Barzal, and some other prospects. [Isles Faithful]
  • Longtime radio announcer Chris King had to miss Thursday’s game against the Devils due to illness, the first game he had missed in 25 years. He was back yesterday, though. [Newsday]

Elsewhere

Yesterday’s NHL scores, and there were a lot of them. Most of them worked out in the Isles’ favor in the standings watch, though.

  • There was a trade yesterday that probably benefits the Flyers more than the Canadiens, but still isn’t moving the needle too much: Montreal sent David Schlemko and Byron Froese to Philly for Dale Weise and Christian Folin. [EOTP]
  • Former Flyers coach Dave Hakstol is in Sweden learning from Rikard Gronborg and his staff. [EP Rinkside]