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Islanders B2B Gameday News: Dal Colle back, Penguins still annoying

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The Isles fall in extra time to the Penguins again, and face them tonight again.

Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders
Next time we shall mesmerize them with our ice shavings.
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

It felt like the Islanders left points on the table again against the Penguins. It felt like they had the better of play but some penalties and some misfortune and a good knuckler of a shot and the Penguins win again.

But the Isles got a point, and they have another shot against Pittsburgh tonight at the Coliseum. I think this is meeting #6 but who’s counting? It’s all a dream.

As a reminder, tonight is a 5 p.m. EST start. Leave your First Islanders Goal picks for tonight here.

Islanders News

  • About last night: Feels kind of Groundhog Day. [LHH | Newsday | Isles | Trib]
  • Cal Clutterbuck stayed out, but a healthy Michael Dal Colle came back in. [Newsday]
  • A few games after the nine-game injury absence, Anthony Beauvillier feels like he’s starting to turn the corner. [Newsday]

Thus Spake Trotzathustra

“We had opportunities in the second to pull away and we weren’t able to. You just stick with it, collect points, and at the end of the day you hope we have enough. [...] At the end of the day we took too many penalties. At 5-on-5 we’re in pretty good shape.”

Elsewhere

Last night’s other NHL scores include the Flyers shutting out the Sabres and the Capitals beating the Devils (passing the Bruins for first place in the process), plus a 13-goal game out in California.

  • Ron Hextall’s first big office move with the Penguins was focused on the draft, naturally. [Trib | PensBurgh]
  • The curse continues for the Sabres: Now Linus Ullmark is out with an injury, expected to be at least a month. [NHL]
  • Inside Kyle Connor’s evolution into a top finisher. [Sportsnet]