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Islanders Gameday News: Working hard to get back on track in Vegas

Trotz had the Isles skating hard on their off day.

Vegas Golden Knights v New York Islanders
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Well, my long-windedness worked counter-intuitively the other day. So, tonight, when you play the Golden Knights, just win please. Thank you, Islanders.

FIG Picks go here. Puck drop is at 10:30 p.m. EST.

Islanders News

Let’s preview this darn thing, shall we?

  • Barry Trotz put his team through a tough practice on a day between games—he wasn’t happy about how the Predators game went, as you can see in the clip above. [Newsday]
  • We’re less than a week away from the ceremonies and the Islanders have released the details for the John Tonelli and Butch Goring number retirements. [Islanders | Newsday]
  • An update on Belmont’s arena construction. [Newsday]
  • The Sound Tigers will have a loving two-game series against the Pennsylvania affiliates. Last night, they played the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and tonight, they’ll play the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. [Sound Tigers]
  • They lost in overtime to the Phantoms yesterday. Travis St. Denis and Simon Holmstrom had the two Bridgeport goals. [Sound Tigers]
  • Stan Fischler remembers Brent Sutter, whom he calls The Anonymous Star. [Maven’s Memories]


Last night’s NHL scores include the Penguins topping the Canadiens, the Rangers beating the Blue Jackets, and the Hurricanes besting the Devils, all in regulation.

  • Zack Kassian was suspended seven games for kicking Erik Cernak in the Oilers’ game against the Lightning. Honestly not sure that’s enough. [NHL]
  • In a bit of a surprise move, the Wild fired coach Bruce Boudreau and assigned Dean Evason to interim duties. [Hockey Wilderness | NHL]
  • In the Pittsburgh win, Jason Zucker scored his first two goals as a Penguin. [NHL]
  • Some of the issues concerning the next CBA are already being discussed. [Newsday]
  • Jay Bouwmeester underwent a successful procedure to install an ICD in Anaheim. [Blues | NHL]
  • The Ice Garden has 9 women’s hockey Valentine’s Day cards to send to your Valentine.