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Walk With Elias: Bolts/Isles Game 6, Guerin Gets Weird, And More...

Can the Islanders force a Game 7 tonight? Also, the Canucks broke Bill Guerin, apparently.

New York Islanders v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Five Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The New York Islanders hope to keep things rolling after their thrilling Double OT win Tuesday night and force a winner take all Game 7 against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Edmonton Bubble tonight. If they can’t, the Bolts will advance to face the Dallas Stars in the Stanley Cup Finals, just like everyone* predicted.

*No one predicted this.

But after coming off that big win, I am sure things are looking good for the Islanders to do it again and... oh, really? Huh.

That... doesn’t seem optimal.

It looks like Brayden Point might be a game time decision on whether he’s ready to go, but should the Lightning advance, it looks like they may be getting a pretty big reinforcement:

In the meantime, they’re trying not to let this blown opportunity shake them:

One thing that helped the Islanders keep their season alive? The return of Johnny Boychuk to their lineup for Game 5:

It will be interesting to see how Tampa responds to this adversity, something they haven’t had much of in this pandemic post-season.

Yesterday saw a trade that left a lot of people scratching their heads (unless you were a Buffalo Sabres fan, that is) as Eric Staal was shuffled off to Buffalo for Marcus Johansson in a move that makes absolutely no sense at all.

Not only is Minnesota getting back an inferior player, but they’ve taken on a bigger cap hit in the process. Great news for the Sabres, though, unless Staal decides to retire rather than play in Buffalo...

In the meantime, our condolences to our pals over at Hockey Wildnerness, and apologies for the Canucks breaking Bill Guerin’s brain.

Meanwhile, it looks like Henrik Lundqvist’s days with the New York Rangers are over:

And this really seems to confirm it:

The pandemic is forcing the IIHF to make more tournament cancellations, though there is word that the World Juniors, which will be hosted by Canada, will be played in a bubble similar to what we saw with the NHL Playoffs.


Travis Green made an appearance on the Ray and Dregs podcast:

The Canucks are trying to get a deal done with Tyler Toffoli, but iMac has some thoughts on that:

And should they bring him back? Well, I gotta say this suggests it might be a good idea:

The Taco King was on SN650 to give Christopher Tanev some love:

Doesn’t this guy make you wanna run through brick walls for this team?

With the Minnesota Wild re-signing Jonas Brodin, some feel this makes the Matt Dumba to Vancouver thing an inevitability. It better not be at the expense of Brock Boeser, because that is literally Jim Benning trying to one up Bill Guerin for dumbest trade of the year: