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The New York Islanders cannot be stopped in 2022, as they remain undefeated in the new year. Their latest win over the New Jersey Devils showcased some rust, but the Islanders were resilient and found a way to pick up a two points against a divisional opponent. Adam Pelech has been chosen to represent the Islanders at the 2022 NHL All-Star Game in Vegas.

These stories and more in today’s daily links!

Keeping it on the Island

The New York Islanders defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 to improve to 2-0-0 in 2022. Mat Barzal stayed hot, Adam Pelech played like an All-Star, and Zach Parise produced offensively. Here is how the game unfolded along with standouts and game notes. (NYI Hockey Now)

The 2022 NHL All-Star festivities are scheduled for Fri, Feb. 4, and Sat, Feb. 5 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The NHL has announced each team’s representatives for the game as defenseman Adam Pelech has been selected to represent the New York Islanders. (NYI Hockey Now)

Around the National Hockey Now Boards

The Boston Bruins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 at T.D. Garden on Thursday. David Pastrnak stayed hot, Charlie Coyle struggled, and the turning point came in the first period. Here are the takeaways from the Bruins win in Tuukka Rask’s return. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins fell to the Los Angeles Kings by a score of 6-2 on Thursday. Despite being outplayed, the Penguins put themselves in a position to win, only to fall apart in the third period. The Kings scored three goals in 83 seconds early in the third period, and the Penguins helplessly watched. Here’s how it happened. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Jonathan Huberdeau was the Florida Panthers last All-Star representative in 2020 and, at least for now, will be the only player headed to this year’s event in Las Vegas. On Thursday night, Huberdeau was the lone member of the Panthers to be named to the Atlantic Division team. (Florida Hockey Now)

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is officially Vegas-bound for the 2022 NHL All-Star Game and is excited to get to work as the Metropolitan Division captain. The 36-year-old earned 30.4 percent of the fan vote and has also been having one of the best seasons of his already legendary career, ranking third overall in NHL scoring with 24 goals and 52 points in 37 games. (Washington Hockey Now)

The Flyers’ losing streak stretched to six games as they dropped a hard-fought 3-2 decision Thursday to surging Boston at TD Garden. Here are the quick impressions from the loss. (Phily Hockey Now)

Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin was named to play in the NHL All-Star Game and yet couldn’t bring himself to talk about that honor after a 3-0 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. “It doesn’t feel good right now after this game,” Larkin said. “All of us play hard every night, and I’m not too excited to talk about individual things right now.” (Detroit Hockey Now)

The Montreal Canadiens lost their fifth straight game in a controversial 3-2 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks Thursday night. Philipp Kurashev’s goal 2:24 into overtime that was double-reviewed and ruled a good goal, overshadowed a great response game for the Habs after falling 5-1 to the Boston Bruins just one night earlier. (Montreal Hockey Now)

The Vegas Golden Knights are no stranger to making blockbuster moves to try and propel the franchise to their first Stanley Cup. Whether it is signing free agents like Alex Pietrangelo, trading for guys like Mark Stone or Max Pacioretty, or even making the risky decision of trading players like Ryan Reaves and Marc-Andre Fleury for cap space purposes, both George McPhee and current Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon are no stranger to big deals.(Vegas Hockey Now)

The Colorado Avalanche have been a dominant hockey team this season. But the one area that needs improvement is in goal as Darcy Kuemper needs to start improving or general manager Joe Sakic may have to go out and upgrade the goaltender position. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Kyle and JD review the San Jose Sharks’ 3-0 loss to the New York Rangers. Was this a sign that the Sharks aren’t very good or just facing elite goaltending in Igor Shesterkin? Then we discuss Ryan Merkley and the chaos defense (11:00), angry Timo Meier (17:00), and give out our three fries of the week (22:00). (San Jose Hockey Now)

The Vancouver Canucks were defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 4-2. Special teams were not so special and the compete level was there. More takeaways from the game here. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

We knew the adversity was going to come. The Calgary Flames blasted their way through a challenging early season schedule with what looked like ease. Now they look like a beaten team. (Calgary Hockey Now)

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