Practice Notes — Tavares Not 100%

John Tavares did not skate at practice today for the Islanders, he is still under the weather. Instead, Keith Aucoin practiced in his spot. Forward lines were unchanged otherwise:

Moulson – Aucoin – Boyes
Bailey – Nielsen – Okposo
Grabner – Reasoner – Ullstrom
Martin – Cizikas – McDonald

OTHER NOTES: Here’s a great freeze frame of Tavares’ overtime winner from USA Today… A Senators blog is debating the merits of trading for Mark Streit or Lubomir Visnovsky, as the Sens are in desperate need of an offensive defender with Erik Karlsson out of the lineup… And for some humor, here is Stephen A. Smith ranting about ties in hockey, which do not currently exist…