Hockey returns: Islanders exhibition openers

A split in the exhibition openers for the Big Club on Monday after riding the rails to work: Kirill Petrov scored in Brooklyn in an Islanders win, while Alan Quine, James Wright and Justin Vaive scored goals for the Big Club in a Flyers win at Allentown. (As Kevin Schultz joked on Twitter, Philly wins on aggregate.)

Team’s off Tuesday but faces the Devils on Wednesday. Things will start to stir in Bridgeport in about a week.

And RIP, Dorothy Straub Genualdi, Jackie Collins and former NHLer Todd Ewen.

Michael Fornabaio