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NYHN Daily: Islanders Lose to Wild, Netminder Plan, Price Presser



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The New York Islanders were defeated by the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Sunday night after another slow start. Is there a new plan in place for the Islanders’ netminders? With the Islanders having played Minnesota, here’s a list of current Islanders who were born in the State of Hockey.

These stories and more in today’s daily links!

Keeping it on the Island

The New York Islanders were defeated by the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night by a score of 4-3. The Islanders are now 15-16-6, with an 8-9-3 record at UBS Arena. Here’s how it happened. (NYI Hockey Now)

Over the last eight games, New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz has alternated his starting netminders. It was vital for him to get both goaltenders going due to this last stretch of games, as well as for the rigorous schedule that lies ahead following the 2022 All-Star break. But things have changed. (NYI Hockey Now)

I’m not a math genius, but if you are not from Canada and you are a professional ice hockey player, there’s a high probability you are from the great state of Minnesota, otherwise known as “The State of Hockey”. For the New York Islanders, they have six players from the United States, four ailing from Minnesota. Now, during the years 1993-2000, there was no hockey team playing in Minnesota. The North Stars left in 1993 and the Wild did not become an expansion team until the year 2000. Here are the Islanders players who hailed from Minnesota. (NYI Hockey Now)

Around the National Hockey Now Boards

Former Boston Bruins forward Tyler Seguin gave the Bruins and their fans a not so friendly reminder of what they traded away almost nine years ago in a 6-1 win for the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Arena Sunday. (Boston Hockey Now)

They earned points in eight straight before a loss on Sunday but are winless in three games. The juxtaposition of success and concern since Evgeni Malkin returned to the lineup could not fit the Pittsburgh Penguins more perfectly. The Penguins looked good enough in the first period, and good in the third period of their 4-3 loss to the LA Kings on Sunday. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

It does not seem to matter what the score is nor how much time is remaining, the Florida Panthers are going to keep coming. Sometimes, as was the case earlier this season in New York, the Panthers simply ran out of time. Other times are like Saturday night in Sunrise. The Panthers seem to enjoy living on the edge and Saturday’s 5-4 overtime win against the San Jose Sharks was yet another example. Florida simply does not panic. (Florida Hockey Now)

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov is headed to Vegas after all for the 2022 NHL All-Star Game after being added to the Metropolitan Division roster on Sunday. Kuznetsov replaces injured New York Rangers defenseman Adam Fox. This marks the second time the Russian will participate in the NHL All-Star Weekend. (Washington Hockey Now)

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price finally broke his silence on Sunday night just prior to the Habs hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Bell Centre. Price, who hasn’t played a game this season as he recovered from offseason knee surgery and spent a month-long stint in the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program, reiterated what the team has continually told the media over the last month. (Montreal Hockey Now)

The Vegas Golden Knights have resigned not one, not two, but three players of their organization to contract extensions Sunday. Brayden McNabb, Logan Thompson, and Michael Amadio have all been re-signed. The announcement was made Sunday by Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon. (Vegas Hockey Now)

To me, the truly eye-opening nature of Nazem Kadi’s numbers at this point of the Avalanche season is the company they place him among. After he scored his 18th goal Sunday night in the 4-1 victory over the Sabres at Ball Arena, his 59 points put him third in NHL scoring. Is Kadri pricing himself out of town this summer? (Colorado Hockey Now)

The San Jose Sharks didn’t look like a team that surrendered 50 shots yesterday. “We buckled down really well,” James Reimer said after a 2-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. Reimer, playing in a back-to-back, turned away 27 of 29 shots. Per SPORTLOGiQ, the Sharks allowed just 10 Slot Shots in All Situations tonight, after allowing a season-high 27 Slot Shots to the Florida Panthers the night before. They collected 11 themselves against Carolina. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Paraphrasing, Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday night twice mentioned an unconfirmed report that the Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils were just two of the teams interested in Vancouver Canucks forward Conor Garland and that there was also interest around the NHL for other unnamed Canucks players. Everyone seems to be getting rather excited by this and by apparent talk about the Canucks leading scorer JT Miller being in high demand. (Vancouver Hockey Now)