The New York Islanders are off Tuesday after blowing a 3-0 lead Monday night to the Washington Capitals before losing 4-3 in overtime. It was the Islanders second blown lead in three games. For now, the loss has the Islanders on the outside looking in, as the Pittsburgh Penguins have one less game played, with both teams at 50 points.
Here are your New York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today:
NYI Hockey Now
After a red-hot start, the New York Islanders choked away a three-goal lead before losing in overtime to the Washington Capitals 4-3.
With 13:25 left to play in the second period, Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin put all of his 238 pounds into a hit on New York Islanders forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau, forcing him to leave the game before coming back.
There was no penalty called on Ovechkin, but New York Islanders head coach Lane Lambert thought there should have been.
On Monday morning, Vancouver Canucks president of hockey operations Jim Rutherford spoke to the media to provide a status report on the team, as well as Bo Horvat’s contract situation.
As Ryan Pulock watched his longtime defensive partner Adam Pelech take the ice yet again Monday morning, he knew it meant a big step in the right direction as he and the New York Islanders eagerly await his return.
National Hockey Now
Boston Hockey Now: Boston Bruins GM Don Sweeney trying to get creative on the trade front.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Six weeks ahead of the NHL trade deadline, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota Wild are talking trade.
Philly Hockey Now: There has been a familiar theme during the Philadelphia Flyers’ recent surge: Contributions from all four lines.
Washington Hockey Now: After returning from ACL surgery, Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson scored his first goal of the season.
Florida Hockey Now: Florida Panthers forward Anthony Duclair is close to a return, but could he be ahead of schedule?
Detroit Hokey Now: Detroit Red Wings goalie Alex Nedeljkovic cleared waivers Monday and was assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Vegas Hockey Now: News has surfaced that Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner and his wife Donya filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy
San Jose Hockey Now: The San Jose Sharks are making a statement about how they’d like to play moving forward by scratching fan-favorite Kevin Labanc.