- Colin McDonlad has made a big impact in his first two games with the Islanders since being recalled. [Islanders Point Blank]
- McDonald has earned his spot in the lineup, but the Islanders face a tough decision when Cal Clutterbuck and Michael Grabner return from injury. And that could be soon. [Newsday]
- Speaking of having an impact, the Islanders fourth line has had a pretty big one this season. You know who's a part of that fourth line at the moment? Colin McDonald. [Islanders Insight]
- The Islanders have been winning lately, albeit not in the prettiest fashion, but winning none the less. [Islanders Point Blank]
- An ode to former Islander goaltender Evgeni Nabokov, who officially announced his retirement from the NHL on Wednesday. [Lighthouse Hockey]
- The Shutdown Pair Podcast catches up with MSG Network's Shannon Hogan to discuss what it's been like to cover the Islanders this season, her transition to New York, and her favorite thing about Long Island. [Shutdown Pair Podcast]
- Adam Henrique continued a streak of excellent play with a backhander off of some great passing from Reid Boucher and?Michael Ryder at 11:37 into the first. ?This gave Henrique his second goal in as many games, and eight on the season.
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"Will Nabokov leave the NY Islanders for Russia?" asks a headline from Russian outlet R-Sport, just begging for your pageviews. But don't get worried, that's not based on anything that might imply Nabokov is thinking of skipping across the Atlantic to head back home like his countryman Ilya Kovalchuk did. It's more of a Glenn Beck style headline that is, as Beck famously does, just asking questions.
Read through the post a bit, and the question is posed to Nabokov:
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2.50 and .910 in 41 games
Yesterday, we talked about the Devils had to stop worrying about what other teams were doing and just win a game. Well, that didn't happen. They didn't even get an overtime point and now likely have to go 6-1 the rest of the way to make the playoffs, which includes a two-game sweep of the Rangers in the final week.
So tonight, the Devils have no choice but to sit back and root for the other teams. The Senators are off tonight, but they're completely out of reach. The Islanders are not "untouchable" but they're a pretty difficult team to catch.
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Friday, the Islanders re-signed Lubomir Visnovsky to a two-year deal days prior to the trading deadline. The signing comes after a summer (and lockout) full of speculation about whether Visnovsky would play, or enjoy playing, for the Islanders. While Visnovsky, and sometimes his agent, said all along that 'it wasn't the Islanders,' the Slovak clearly had serious concerns about leaving his family on the other side of the Atlantic.
In the end, it worked out extremely well for team and player. Visnovsky signs on for two more years with a no-move clause that stipulates he can't be moved unless the Islanders are out of the playoff hunt in 2014-15; likely to keep himself and his family in the same place.
[sny-box]"What, who? What indiscipline? Indiscipline? Do you really expect me to ?blame my guys for playing hard? I cant call out my players when?the refs made up a few calls here and there. We worked hard to get back in ?the game and we probably deserved better than that."[/sny-box]
Another moment was picked up by MSG's microphone as the Islanders left the ice at the end of the third, victorious 6-3 against the Canadiens. Goalie Evgeni Nabokov had some words for the referrees, who were standing near the Isles tunnel.?
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In Toronto, they've seen this all before. So much so that they're chanting for the hometown baseball team only three games into the season: