Newsday: Has the preview of Friday's noon game in Boston with comments from head coach Scott Gordon on returning to Boston and Doug Weight.
Newsday: Mr Logan in the Islanders Newsday blog reports Nate Thompson will return with Mitch Fritz heading back to Bridgeport.
Boston Globe & Boston Herald: Have the latest on the Boston Bruins (Marco Sturm out/Matt Lashoff was returned to Providence) going into Friday's noon game after it's loss against Buffalo on Wednesday here.
Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Rob Rossi had a few words from Mark Streit on the not so bright spotlight hockey has in New York City against major sports in an article on Sidney Crosby perhaps someday playing in this market.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's article is on callup Dennis Packard with his comments while head coach Jack Capuano talks about the process for recalls between Bridgeport and Utah.
Bridgeport plays against Hartford Friday night 7pm at Harbor Yard.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Lets call this the daily articles and game preview mostly written Wednesday for Friday morning combined. I will have a postgame blog entry on Friday afternoon.
Everyone knows the Bruins record going into this game and how they have had the Islanders number since Claude Julien became head coach. Scott Gordon's first regular season game coaching in Boston after a preseason visit.
A year ago Islanders appeared to mail in two games in Boston, the second coming just before the all-star game where the Bruins came in off a big loss and talked about how badly they wanted two points while the Islanders players talked like it was the last game of the season and drew some criticism afterward when they lost handily.
Good measuring stick here for what kind of effort we see, win or lose.
Every club in the division is on a good run, they won five of six and kept pace or even lost ground. No doubt they will be a little fragile after Wednesday but there is no time for anything but winning.