Good Morning Islanders nation. The New York Islanders are back in action tonight on the road as they face the Ottawa Senators at 7 PM ET. Here are your New York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today:
NYI HOCKEY NOW
Per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, on Tuesday’s episode of “The Jeff Marek Show,” the Islanders are poking around at Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun, who they have checked up on before.
The New York Islanders welcomed defenseman Adam Pelech and forward Kyle Palmieri back to the lineup on Monday night following long-term injuries. Following the 5-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, both spoke about their injuries and how they felt.
The Islanders continue to prove that they don’t have enough finishers to compete in a Metropolitan Division that is overrun with finishers.
NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW
Washington Hockey Now: With the Washington Capitals shorthanded and the bench getting shorter during Tuesday’s contest against the Colorado Avalanche, captain Alex Ovechkin made his return from a lower-body injury so that his team could have enough forwards to take on the high-flying Avalanche. However, he wasn’t exactly operating at full strength.
Boston Hockey Now: Here are the Talking Points from another come-from-behind win for the Boston Bruins as they beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Tuesday night:
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: It was a football score type of night in the Steel City, and the Pittsburgh Penguins handed Florida another loss in OT.
Detriot Hockey Now: Andrew Copp was the hero of the night for the Red Wings in OT.
LA Hockey Now: It’s been almost three years now since Quinton Byfield was drafted by the Kings. Is the 20-year-old finally settling into a rhythm at the NHL level?
Philly Hockey Now: 5 takeaways from a controversial loss in LA for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Florida Hockey Now: Splash Shot, Pitch n’Puck, and Goalie shooting are just a couple of things set to be featured in this year’s All-Star skills competition in South Florida, George Richards has more.
After a 3-2 overtime loss against the New Jersey Devils Tuesday night, Vegas Golden Knights netminder Logan Thompson blamed himself for the loss.
Stefen Rosner contributed to this article.