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Islanders News: Just another win over the Bruins

The Islanders “reeled it back in” and have now beaten Boston five out of five times, which is hilarious.

New York Islanders v Boston Bruins
Gather ‘round, boys, it’s time for hugs.
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The Islanders had a dull first period, but “stuck with the process,” got some BIG penalty kills, chipped away, and defeated the Boston Bruins once again. How sweet it is, the many different scripts they’ve written in beating the Bruins five times in a row.


Islanders News

  • Recaps: [LHH | Newsday | NHL | “There’s moments when the game can get away from you, or you can reel it back in.” AP]
  • Barry Trotz “knew we were getting a point tonight” after the Islanders goal that followed the four-minute kill. [Isles]
  • Now off protocol, Noah Dobson was mostly symptom-free, and is expected back next week. [Newsday]
  • How Anders Lee’s injury has put the Islanders’ top line in flux. [Newsday]
  • Some betting company has partnered with NHL teams, including the Islanders. [Sports Pro Media]

I love the taste of the Bruins’ disarray (and the fan replies):

A humorous stretch, we’ll allow it:


Last night’s other scores included the Rangers demolishing the Flyers again, the Penguins extending the Sabres’ record losing streak, and the Blues outshooting the Wild 37-11 while losing 2-0.

  • Canada has changed its quarantine rule to only require seven days for players traded from American teams. Insert all the jokes. [TSN] BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR THE LEAFS. [TSN]
  • Because it is a rule for Buffalo that when things get bad, they must only get worse, replacement coach Don Granato is on the Covid protocol list and did not coach last night’s game. [NHL]
  • “I just want it to stop.” Flyers fans grieve the latest. [BSH]
  • Come for the questions about Igor Shesterkin’s future, stay for the jokes about Flyers goaltending. [Post]
  • Feels like this is a daily headline, but Taylor Hall is totally open to escaping. [Sportsnet]
  • The Tim Peel firing underlines an overdue “reckoning” for NHL officiating and rule enforcement. [TSN]
  • Whoa whoa whoa, no one here is guilty of anything, Marc Bergevin is forced to say, under grilling about Covid. [Sportsnet]
  • Kaspari Kapanen is out “week to week” for the Penguins. [NHL]
  • Why Wayne Simmonds is on the Leafs’ top line. (No, not because if Leo can do it...) [Sportsnet]