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Islanders Gameday News: What Hurricane looms?

What misery and nerves will tonight bring?

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Carolina Hurricanes v New York Islanders
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The Islanders are in Raleigh, always a tough destination for them, needing points and some reassurance after yet another blown lead led to a loss on Tuesday. The Hurricanes have not been off to as strong a start as expected, but they’ve won four of five and may be rounding into form just in time to deliver the Islanders some blunt news.

First Islanders Goal picks go here.

Islanders News

  • Previewing tonight: Mike Reilly has some fellow Minnesotans to help him fit right in. [Isles]
  • The Islanders face a(nother) critical road test after that collapse in Newark. [Post]
  • Matt Martin was taken off IR as a precaution with a couple of guys an illness risk for last game, that’s why he didn’t actually appear in the loss to the Devils. [Newsday]
  • Yes, there are defensemen out there, but the Islanders should maybe take a hard look in the mirror before spending more futures on this team. [Po$t+]
  • Bridgeport Report: A nice goal from Kyle MacLean, an arrival for Tyce Thompson. [Isles]
  • Fans sound ready to move on from Lane Lambert, but of course it’s not always that simple. [THN]
  • Couple of days ago in Isles history: The anniversary of Billy Smith’s “goal” against the future Devils, former Scouts [Isles]
  • 32 Thoughts: Includes a tidbit about Pierre Turgeon and Al Arbour. [Sportsnet]

Lines, and subtle opposition view:


Last night’s NHL scores included the Smurfs and Capitals winning. Today the Isles are two points behind the Caps for third in the division, somehow.

  • Two days after his firing Dean “Creed from The Office” Evason sits down and shares his thoughts. He sounds like a guy Isles fans would love, not so sure Lou would like such frank talk though. [Athletic]
  • 32 Thoughts: So many questions, not enough answers on Corey Perry. Welcome to the world of HR and labor law, y’all. [Sportsnet]
  • Noah Hanifin was close to a $60-million extension with the Flames, but held off to see how they go. Now he may be traded, and maybe with that extension in place. [TSN]
  • John Hynes returns to Nashville already, this time behind the Wild bench. [NHL]