Not a lot* of Isles news from Sunday (*okay: none) with them off and returning from their pointless Alberta swing, but Monday brings confirmation of some expected news: Cory Schneider has been recalled on emergency basis from AHL Bridgeport, thanks to Semyon Varlamov being caught by the COVID dragnet while in Canada.
Schneider will surely be the backup to Ilya Sorokin when the Isles take on the Sabres in Buffalo Tuesday.
The Islanders woke up today 17 points behind the second wild card holders in Boston. I’m not saying there’s no way the Bruins falter, I’m saying if they do, some non-Islander team will be the beneficiary.
Last night’s NHL scores include the Sabres, Tuesday’s opponent, sending the Canadiens to their umpteenth loss in a row.
- Jeff Skinner had a four-goal game in that one, by the way. [TSN]
- “I’m built differently.” Still playing at 50, as Jaromir Jagr told you he would be. [NHL]
- Despite those continued losses, Martin St. Louis is making progress with the Canadiens, they will have you know. [Sportsnet]
- Some NHLers are asked to describe subtle overlooked skills, and it’s mostly meh, but Jordan Eberle praises Anders Lee’s presence in front, and Lee praises Mathew Barzal’s edgework. [Athletic]