Good morning and happy Sunday. The New York Islanders will be on the ice this afternoon for practice, as we have you covered here at NYI Hockey Now with everything from Bo Horvat taking the ice, who he initially is skating with, and more.
Here are your New York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today.
NYI HOCKEY NOW
On Saturday, Bo Horvat at the Pacific Division All-Stars fell to the Central 6-4. The loss signified the official end of Horvat’s time representing the Western Conference, as he will join the New York Islanders at practice Sunday and gear up to make his Islanders debut on Monday night against the Philadelphia Flyers.
On Saturday afternoon, the Bridgeport Islanders announced that defenseman Samuel Bolduc would be unavailable to participate in the AHL All-Star Game in his hometown of Laval, Quebec. Here’s the likely reason why.
Forward Brock Nelson has been sniping goaltenders left and right for years. And on the All-Star stage, the sniper kept sniping as he won the 2023 NHL Accuracy Shooting competition, knocking off Nazem Kadri in the finals:
NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW
Montreal Hockey Now: Marc Dumont believes the All-Star Skills Competition is broken, find out what his solution is and why.
Flordia Hockey Now: Matthew Tkachuk picked up MVP of the 2023 All-Star Game.
Washington Hockey Now: The new hour-long documentary on Alex Ovechkin dubbed ‘GR8TNESS’ was released yesterday, Sammi Silber gives us her review of the new film.
Colorado Hockey Now: Watch as all three Colorado Avalanche participants score in Sunrise.
San Jose Hockey Now: Erik Karlsson gives his take on the festivities in South Florida as well as what it was like to play with Connor McDavid.
LA Hockey Now: Did the stock price just go up on Kevin Fiala? Austin Stanovich has more.
Joshua Linsenberg contributed to this article