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The New York Islanders welcomed head coach Barry Trotz back on the ice for practice on Saturday. Sports gambling is now legal in the state of New York so take a look at the best bets for Islanders games. What had changed for the Islanders over their last four games?

These stories and more in today’s daily links!

Keeping it on the Island

For the Islanders, their play from their netminders and defense has translated to offense as of late. And to win games, all three areas of the ice need to be in sync. Before the break, that was the case as we look back on New York’s last four outings. (NYI Hockey Now)

It’s Saturday after 9:30 am, which means that sports gambling is now legal in the state of New York. There are a few legal sites, including DraftKings which is offering a promotion for new users. If you are in New York and want to dabble with betting New York Islanders games, here’s some analytics for you regarding some common types of bets. (NYI Hockey Now)

Islanders head coach Barry Trotz knows where the Islanders sit in the standings. His message in his return to practice was “just start climbing”. (Newsday)

Around the National Hockey Now Boards

The Boston Bruins lost one of their stalwart forwards to injury on Saturday night as Nick Foligno was knocked out of the game vs. the Lightning with a lower body injury. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins could not win their 11th in a row. A pair of goals 75 seconds apart in the final five minutes gave the Dallas Stars a 3-2 win at American Airlines Center on Saturday. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Although the Florida Panthers played one of their most complete games of the season Saturday, it was three of their top forwards who scored all of the goals in a 4-3 overtime win over the host Carolina Hurricanes. (Florida Hockey Now)

The Washington Capitals fell to the Minnesota Wild 3-2 in a shootout on Saturday. Rookie netminder Zach Fucale set the NHL all-time record for the longest streak without surrendering a goal to start his career but an own goal by Carl Hagelin proved costly. (Washington Hockey Now)

Those chrome helmets the Los Angeles Kings were wearing were definitely cringe-worthy but they paled in comparison to the embarrassment suffered on Saturday by the Detroit Red Wings. From start to finish, Saturday’s 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings might’ve been Detroit’s worst performance of the NHL season. (Detroit Hockey Now)

It was a night full of emotion for the Vegas Golden Knights as Marc-Andre Fleury and the Chicago Blackhawks came to town. But the Golden Knights were unable to shake off some of their goosebumps and only put up one goal as the Blackhawks took the game 2-1. (Vegas Hockey Now)

The Colorado Avalanche is the team to watch in Colorado. It’s not the Denver Nuggets, nor the Colorado Rockies, or the Denver Broncos. It’s the team on the ice, who beat a juggernaut in the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday night by a score of 5-4 in overtime. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The San Jose Sharks have put Evander Kane on unconditional waivers to terminate his deal. This was first reported by Elliotte Friedman. It seems that Kane traveled to Vancouver while being positive for COVID-19 and symptomatic. Bill Daley addressed the San Jose Sharks decision to terminate Kane’s deal. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Alrightee then, let’s take a stab at this. As in, which Vancouver Canucks may be able to play NHL hockey and when. First of all, for practice on Saturday, the D-corps, minus Travis Hamonic with his lower body injury, was relatively intact, although Kyle Burroughs was forced to practice as a forward. Let’s dive in. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

Evander Kane is many things. One of them is productive NHL goal-scorer, and the Calgary Flames could use one (or two) more of those. But because of what else Evander Kane is, suggesting the Flames make an offer for the soon-to-be free agent isn’t simple. (Calgary Hockey Now)

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