Good morning peeps. The New York Islanders fell to the Vancouver Canucks 6-5 on Thursday night, a disappointing loss as they blew a 4-2 lead.
Anthony Beauvillier returned, and the Islanders faithful treated him with cheers, even after he scored what became the eventual game-winning goal.
Here are your New York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today:
NYI HOCKEY NOW
The New York Islanders were out of sync early as their four-game win streak was snapped following a 6-5 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. Anthony Beauvillier got the last laugh scoring the game-winning goal.
Prior to the New York Islanders game against the Vancouver Canucks, we had the chance to catch up with Anthony Beauvillier, who makes his return to UBS Arena after being traded on Jan. 30 in a deal for Bo Horvat. Here’s what he had to say about the organization.
Last week, NYI Hockey Now put together a list of star players that general manager Lou Lamoriello should target, if the New York Islanders are going all-in on this season. While they still could use another top player, the need for depth forwards is at the top of the list, especially if this team finds a way to sneak into the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
As the New York Islanders welcome back Anthony Beauvillier Thursday night, there’s one moment from his seven-year tenure that fans will never forget. And his teammates spoke on it.
NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW
Boston Hockey Now: The Boston Bruins continue to examine and study the NHL trade market with an eye toward beefing up their back end.
Washington Hockey Now: The Washington Capitals and Dylan Strome came to terms on a five-year, $25 million extension with the Capitals over the All-Star Break, and after years of searching, he finally has a club that he feels at home with as he enters the prime years of his career.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Rickard Rakell was eligible for unrestricted free agency last summer, able to walk away from the Pittsburgh Penguins and auction himself off to any team interested in signing him. Does he regret staying?
Vegas Hockey Now: The Vegas Golden Knights got their second-consecutive 5-1 win on Thursday night against the Minnesota Wild, but it came at a price. All-Star goaltender Logan Thompson left the game in the third period with an apparent left injury.