New York Islanders continue 13-game journey to Montreal


The Islanders’ fallow period is officially over, their 10-day one-game game will soon be a distant memory as things are about to pick up. They have 12 games this month, although there are still a few three-day breaks before the big home arena opener on November 20.

It starts tonight in Montreal, their first trip across the border since before the pandemic.

Leave your picks of First Islanders goals for tonight here.

Islander News

  • Preview of tonight’s game. [Isles]
  • On this week’s Islanders Anxiety podcast, Mike and Dan discussed recent games, Oliver Wahlstrom and Zdeno Chara, and some football comparisons for Mathew Barzal. [LHH]
  • It’s later in this road trip, but Zach Parise knows it will be a touching and “a little weird” return to Minnesota. [Newsday | Post]
  • Bridgeport Report: A look at the Baby Islanders’ first month, who still have three of three this weekend. [Isles]
  • (Yesterday) day in the history of the Islands: a big day, as the Islands welcomed Al Arbor back for his 1,500th game (regular season) in 2007. A satisfying overtime win over the Penguins. [Isles]
  • The latest Talkin ‘Isles podcast speaks to Arron Asham, who rocked the orange. [Isles]
  • Ten random hockey jerseys to bring back, including the Islander Fisherman. [THN]
  • Constable Allan Walsh spoke to Glenn Healy, primarily about how the NHLPA was a joke under Alan Eagelson before Bob Goodenow took over and made them legitimate, leading to the 10-day strike in 1992, which in In turn, the NHL brought in a guy (Gary Bettman) whose main mission would be to get a salary cap. [YouTube]

Somewhere else

Last night’s NHL scores include the undefeated Hurricanes and the Avalanche-leading Blue Jackets. The Isles are 10 points behind Carolina.

  • No Cole Caulfield for the host team tonight, but he’s handling his recent demotion well. [Habs Eyes On The Prize]
  • The last big name on the COVID list is Sidney Crosby. [PensBurgh | NHL]
  • Pekka Rinne’s number 35 will be the first number withdrawn by the Predators. [Predators]
  • The islands are listed in a charity # 12 in the latest “Super 16”. [NHL]
  • Alex Ovechkin is 36 and isn’t slowing down yet. He is two goals away from equaling Brett Hull. [NHL]
  • The Flames are off to a good start, so should they spoil this with a big trade for an injured Jack Eichel? [Sportsnet]
  • When it rains, there are tornadoes: the Coyotes have lost Connor Timmins for the season. [TSN]
  • The Rangers loaned disgruntled Vitali Kravtsov to the KHL. [TSN]
  • PK Subban was fined for another dangerous trip. [AP]
  • NHL guru and outdoor rink pioneer Dan Craig retires at 66. [NHL]

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