Islander News Articles 11/16:

Newsday: Greg Logan has player reaction on the 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh Thursday and complaints about the penalty disparity.

"These are four-point games," forward Mike Sillinger said. "We don't want to look back and say we played a good game, but we lost. We've got to find a way to win these one-goal games, and I think a big part of it is executing on the power play."

"We made some mistakes," DiPietro said of the turnovers. "I don't think that was our best effort."

"Sean Bergenheim bumps their goaltender and they [get a power play], and Crosby bumps ours [and gets no call]," coach Ted Nolan said. "I don't know what the difference is. We've just got to live with it, but [eight penalties to four] is kind of lopsided."

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Dave Molinary has the Pens centric coverage.

Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Rob Rossi has reaction from the Pens on breaking their losing streak.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio has a feature on Shawn Bates. Thursday he updated his blog with a practice report where Bates played left wing on a line here with Ben Walter and Steve Regier.

Everything feels good," Bates said after Thursday's practice at the Arena at Harbor Yard. "I'm feeling ready to go, ready to play a game."

"It's one thing to ride the bike. It's one thing to do what Garrett (Timms, the Islanders' trainer) has been doing with him," Capuano said. "It's another thing to play a hockey game. Conditioning is going to be a big thing for him."

"For anybody who hasn't played that long, it'll be a little tough," Capuano said. "His enthusiasm, his excitement, being ready to play, that's going to off-balance some of that rust."

Vancouver Province and countless articles: Report Brett Hull has been named to interim gm of the Dallas Stars. This article examines the trends which began with Garth Snow.

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