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The New York Islanders aren’t counting their chickens before they hatch.

As they stated after Sunday’s win over the Washington Capitals in Game 3, closing out a series is never easy. The Islanders swept the Pittsburgh Penguins last season and came within a game of sweeping the Florida Panthers in the Qualifying Round.

“Trying to close a team out and their season is one of the toughest things,” Brock Nelson said. “They’re going to come hard. We have to raise the level to finish the job. We got ourselves in a good spot, but the work isn’t done yet.”

The Islanders had everyone on the ice during Monday’s practice and it’s unlikely that Trotz will make any changes to the lineup for Game 4.

While the New York Islanders prepared for Game 4 in Toronto, one fan back on Long Island helped raise over $4,000 to pay for a banner to fly over Toronto to show support for the Isles. That was well beyond the dollar amount that they expected to raise from the Go Fund Me page.

NYI Hockey Now also took a look at the impact Barry Trotz had on the Islanders organization.

Hockey Now

Hockey secrecy is hurting NHL Players and Evgeni Malkin is just the latest example. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Boston Bruins tooka 3-1 series lead over the Carolina Hurricanes with a 4-3 win on Monday. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Colorado Avalanche have been dominating the Arizona Coyotes in their First Round matchup. (Colorado Hockey Now)

A look down memory lane and the highest draft pick that the San Jose Sharks never signed. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Around the Island

The Islanders broadcast crew has been plenty busy between calling Islanders games and then being on the call at NBCSN. (Newsday)

There was plenty of love for Jean-Gabriel Pageau and what he’s brought to the Islanders. (NY Post)

Seven Takeaways from Arthur Staple as the Islanders have pushed the Capitals to the brink. (The Athletic)

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NYHN Daily Links: Mistakes Cost Islanders, Breaking Down Sorokin’s Debut

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After the 5-0 beatdown by the New York Rangers Saturday night, the New York Islanders had the day off on Sunday. The Islanders were very sloppy in the loss, as their mistakes cost them. Rookie netminder Ilya Sorokin had a rough start to his NHL career. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

After a 4-0 win on Opening Night against the New York Rangers, the Islanders got a taste of their own medicine. Their own mistakes attributed heavily to the loss. (NYI Hockey Now)

Rookie netminder Ilya Sorokin made his National Hockey League debut Saturday night. Despite the poor defense in front of him, he made mistakes of his own. (NYI Hockey Now)

Sorokin’s teammates did not do a good enough job in front of him Saturday night writes Mollie Walker. ‘We hung him out to dry” said head coach Barry Trotz. (New York Post)

Although we are just two games into the season, the Islanders have an opportunity to make a statement when they host the Boston Bruins tonight at 5:00 PM. (Newsday)

Trotz did not mince words after the brutal loss writes Arthur Staple. (The Athletic)

On Saturday afternoon, Islander fans flocked to the Belmont site for exciting giveaways and a chance to see the progress of UBS Arena. (NY Sports Day)

Off the record, the Florida Panthers’ mistakes have rippled the NHL Trade market. (NYI Hockey Now)

After sustaining an upper-body injury in game two of the season, Boston Bruins’ winger Ondrej Kase is doubtful for today’s game against the New York Islanders. (Boston Hockey Now)

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Mark Matheson has been placed on Injury Reserve and will be out a while. Did this injury result from a hit in the Philadelphia Flyers game? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers pick up the win in their season opener. After coming so close to losing his iron man streak of 866 games, defenseman Keith Yandle played, and played quite well.  (Florida Hockey Now)

A day after coming out victorious on opening night, San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier sat down for an exclusive 1-on-1 interview to discuss his St. Louis death threat, awkward pre-draft meeting, and more. (San Jose Hockey Now)

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NYHN Daily Links: Sorokin Speaks to Media, Isles Look to Build Off Last Season’s Playoff Run

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We are now only a day away from the New York Islanders facing off against their crosstown rival New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Following the last day of camp, Ilya Sorokin spoke to reporters for the first time. Barry Trotz stated his plan for getting Sorokin in between the pipes. The Islanders are looking to build upon the conference final run with their returning cast. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

Following Ilya Sorokin’s press conference, it is evident he is a Long Islander at heart given his answers. Even with all the hype around him, the 25-year old goaltender knows he has to earn his playing time. (NYI Hockey Now)

Mollie Walker discusses how the Islanders will be looking to build off their postseason play in her latest. (NY Post)

Sorokin looks to live up to the excitement surrounding him. In Neil Best’s latest, he discusses head coach Barry Trotz’s plan to get Sorokin into a game sooner than later this season. (Newsday)

Islanders head coach Barry Trotz wants the team to forget the previous two seasons. Andrew Gross writes that the bar has been set very high.(Newsday)

Coming into this season, a look at the four biggest questions surrounding the Islanders. (Puck Prose)

There are a lot of things going on ‘Off the Record’ around the NHL. Jimmy Murphy breaks down the rumors surrounding Florida’s Keith Yandle, Vegas’ Marc-Andre Fleury, and more.(NYI Hockey Now)

David Pastrnak (offseason hip surgery) made his first appearance at a Boston Bruins practice. He was in a maroon ‘no-contact’ jersey, but this is a significant step in returning. (Boston Hockey Now)

For the Colorado Avalanche, it is not about winning the Stanley Cup, but about getting close. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins missed a big opportunity by not adding 2019 third-round selection Nathan Legare to their taxi squad. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

While veteran Keith Yandle has been practicing with Group 2 for the Florida Panthers, he will keep showing up, hoping to be in the starting lineup. (Florida Hockey Now)

Given the latest news regarding Evander Kane’s finances, was there a chance he would not suit up for the Sharks this season? Head coach Bob Boughner put that rumor to rest. (San Jose Hockey Now)

If you missed any offseason move, do not worry, as Greg Wyshynski has you covered. (ESPN)

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NYIHN Daily: Barzal Next Steps, Cizikas Exits Scrimmage & More

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With the season beginning this week, the New York Islanders are working to get ready. After Mat Barzal put pen to paper, he is back and looks like a guy ready to go. As the team scrimmaged on Sunday, fourth-liner Casey Cizikas left early after taking a big hit. With Sorokin getting a lot of attention, veteran Semyon Varlamov has been named the starter. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

After signing a three-year deal on Saturday, Mat Barzal looks to grow as a player. Head coach Barry Trotz wants to help him grow, not just on the offensive side of the puck, but on the defensive side of the puck as well. (NYI Hockey Now)

During the Islanders scrimmage yesterday, Casey Cizikas appeared to injure his hand after taking a big hit. The first indication seems to be positive, but if he is unable to go, that is a huge loss for this Islander team. (NYI Hockey Now)

While it did not come as a surprise, Semyon Varlamov has been named the starter. Both goaltenders have had good camps, but Barry Trotz believes Varlamov deserves the job. (NYI Hockey Now)

J-G Pageau has yet to have official linemates for this upcoming season. But yesterday in the scrimmage, he played alongside youngsters Kieffer Bellows and Oliver Wahlstrom, both scoring against Ilya Sorokin. (Newsday)

Boston Bruins’ Brad Marchand exits Sunday’s practice early (sports hernia), in order to receive treatment. He is a morning-time decision for the team’s scrimmage today. (Boston Hockey Now)

After a COVID-19 scare, the Pittsburgh Penguins were back practicing on Sunday. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Colorado Avalanche netminder Phillip Grubauer suffered a pulled-groin injury during the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. But he is working hard to make sure he does not reaggravate it this season. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers have made their first round of cuts, as more cuts will be coming before the season begins. (Florida Hockey Now)

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