Still no Nilsson

If you’re puzzled by Anders Nilsson’s absence, sounds like you’re not the only one. “He’s not feeling 100 percent well when he’s on the ice,” Scott Pellerin said. “He’s not 100 percent.” Leni DiCostanzo held down the net opposite Kevin Poulin for the second day in a row, but Kenny Reiter’s coming up from Fort Wayne. We’ll see how the defense pairs shake down tomorrow in de Haan’s absence. They’ve looked a couple of different ways during the week.

Belatedly from yesterday, here’s the Islanders’ press release on Brooklyn. Naturally, Newsday was all over it. Mike Vaccaro was passionate on Twitter last night and wrote a nice column today.

(I understand how parochial the metropolitan area is; I’ve never stood upright in Brooklyn. I understand mourning facilities; when I’m taking 34 through New Haven to 95, I can’t look to my left. But some of the fan reaction yesterday kind of took me aback. I imagine the emotions will settle and everyone will get used to it and some people will benefit and some will suffer. But still.)

A note from the Sound Tigers: Tickets at a discount (face $32, sold for $20) are available for the Nov. 3 game against Hershey to benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield. Other events and fundraisers will surround the game as well. For more information, call Sarah Rodriques at 203-345-4823.

And finally: duck and cover.

Michael Fornabaio