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Islanders News: Trotz laments “worst game of the season”

The win streak has ended at five games, it’s now relegated to a seven-game point streak. The Islanders got first period goals from Casey Cizikas (twice) and the Dashing Valtteri Filppula, but a 3-1 lead didn’t hold up — nor did it deserve to — and they eventually fell in the shootout. Still woke up in first place though. Weird.

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Post-game interviews, Barry Trotz from the start: “Quite simple, the right team won, we were awful, that was our worst game of the year. Sorry, thought I’d get that out, I feel better getting that out.”

  • More about last night. Recaps and such. [LHH | Newsday | Isles | HEOTP | Post | Post]
  • Last year the Avalanche, Devils and Golden Knights had hot starts and ended up reaching the playoffs. Any similarities with this year’s Islanders? [LHH Eagle’s Nest]
  • “For the few of us Brooklyn locals that latch on to this hockey team…” a reflection on the Islanders’ time in Brooklyn, now that it’s coming to the beginning of the end. [LHH Fanpost]
  • Speaking of which, yet one more “source says” hint that a full-time move to Nassau in the pre-Belmont period could be looming. [Metro]

Elsewhere

Last night’s NHL scores

  • Though there may be more involved in the emotion and relationship department, it sure looks like John Stevens is the latest coaching victim of a PDO slump. [The Cap Space]
  • This will get ugly: A ride-sharing driver recorded a bunch of Senators bashing their assistant coach. [Deadspin]
  • The women’s Four Nations Cup begins today, here’s a preview. [Victory Press]
  • Huge if true: First-round picks tend to make the best NHLers. [THN]
  • Bourne: Anatomy of a players’ only meeting, and what it could mean for the Senators. [Athletic]
  • The Blackhawks’ early struggles have them falling behind in the Central, and fast. [Second City Hockey] … UPDATE, 9:35 AM – and now the axe has fallen on Joel Quenneville. His replacement is a fresh, familiar face: former Islander Jeremy Colliton. [NHL]
  • Former NHLer John Cullen discusses his dramatic battle for Hockey Fights Cancer. [NHL]

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