Good morning and happy Friday. The New York Islanders are back in action as they face the Arizona Coyotes on the Arizona State University campus. Puck drop is slated for 9:30 PM ET at Mullet Arena.
Here are your NYI Hockey Now and NHL stories to know for today:
NYI HOCKEY NOW
After Minnesota Wild’s forward Ryan Reaves leveled Detroit Red Wings defenseman Filip Hronek, who better to ask about hard hits than New York Islanders defensmean Alexander Romanov? New York Islanders.
After two off days, the New York Islanders held a practice at Mullet Arena, the new home of the Arizona Coyotes. Here’s the latest on the injury front, line combinations and more. New York Islanders.
Forbes has released its list of NHL value rankings for the year 2022. The New York Islanders ranked 12th in the NHL, with a value of $1.02 billion. They have an operating income of $34 million and have risen seven percent in worth from last season. New York Islanders.
It looks like Vancouver Canucks captain Bo Horvat will be traded this season, and the New York Islanders are already hitting the ground running on trade talks. While many teams will call Canucks general manager Patrik Allvin regarding Horvat, NYI Hockey Now has learned that the Islanders have already checked in on the 27-year-old. New York Islanders.
NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW
Detroit Hockey Now: Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Reaves will not receive any supplemental discipline for his heavy hit that put Detroit Red Wings defenseman Filip Hronek after the game Wednesday: Detroit Red Wings.
Washington Hockey Now: The Washington Capitals dominated for the majority of Thursday’s high-stakes matchup against the Dallas Stars, but a costly 1:19 minutes to open the third led to a disappointing loss: Washington Capitals
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Pittsburgh Penguins’ six-game winning streak was not top of mind inside the locker room on Wednesday, but the constants and ability to find ways to win were. While the Penguins have found different ways to win over the last month, they began with an uncharacteristic wide-open track meet against the Florida Panthers Thursday at FLA Live Arena: Pittsburgh Penguins.
Boston Hockey Now: Here are the Talking Points from the Boston Bruins 3-2 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings at TD Garden on Thursday night: Boston Bruins.
Florida Hockey Now: The Florida Panthers were again forced to play a man short to start a game as Matthew Tkachuk was not in the lineup Thursday against the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. Tkachuk is thought to be ill as a number of his teammates have been of late: Florida Panthers.
Philly Hockey Now: Forward Kevin Hayes is the Philadelphia Flyers leading scorer with 29 points in 31 games this season. That didn’t prevent coach John Tortorella from surprisingly benching him for the third period of the Flyers’ 2-1 win Thursday in New Jersey: Philadelphia Flyers.
Vegas Hockey Now: It was one of those games, as the Golden Knights were simply the better team in their 4-1 win over the Blackhawks. They will return home for four games before Christmas, starting on Saturday against the New York Islanders at 7:00 p.m. Shea Theodore, Jack Eichel, and Brett Howden could all return then: Vegas Golden Knights.
Dallas Hockey Now: Dallas Stars goalie Jake Oettinger was an absolute wall in that 2-1 Stars win on Thursday. Here’s more from the game: Dallas Stars.
Los Angeles Hockey Now: Here’s the perspective from the Los Angeles Kings‘ side of the Bruins 3-2 shootout loss on Thursday: LA Hockey Now.
San Jose Hockey Now: Is it really worth it for the San Jose Sharks to start playing winning hockey right now? San Jose Sharks.