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The New York Islanders defeated the New Jersey Devils Sunday night by a score of 4-3. Cory Schneider made his first start in over two years, as who does not love a comeback story? New York Islanders legend Mike Bossy is losing his battle with lung cancer as fans took to social media to send their prayers and praise his career.

These stories and more in today’s daily links!

Who does not love a good comeback story? On Sunday, 36-year old netminder Cory Schneider turned aside 27 of 30 shots in his first NHL game in over two seasons as the New York Islanders defeated his former team, the New Jersey Devils, by a slim 4-3 margin. (NYI Hockey Now)

Although there has not been an official announcement on his health status, it appears that Mike Bossy, who was diagnosed with lung cancer back in October, has left the hospital and is now home to spend the little time he has left surrounded by friends and family. Upon hearing the news, New York Islanders fans and hockey fans took to Twitter to share their fondest memories of Mike Bossy and send prayers for the 65-year old legend. (NYI Hockey Now)

The New York Islanders, backed by a Jean-Gabriel Pageau hat trick and Cory Schneider’s strong performance, defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-3. The Islanders have won four straight contests and are now 32-27-9 on the season. (NYI Hockey Now)

There could be more of rookie forward Marc McLaughlin in the Boston Bruins picture this week with right winger Craig Smith a question mark for Monday night’s game in Columbus amongst a few B’s that “are banged up” headed into a four-game road trip through Columbus, Detroit, Tampa Bay and Washington. (Boston Hockey Now)

Pittsburgh Penguins winger Jason Zucker appeared to suffer a serious injury last Thursday when he crashed into the boards, and his right leg extended awkwardly. Zucker was in immediate pain and had to be helped off the ice. But based on an Instagram post, it appears that it looked worse than it was. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers booked their ticket to the postseason on Sunday night as they defeated the Buffalo Sabres by a score of 5-3. Florida became the first team to clinch a postseason birth. It marks the first time in franchise history the Panthers will be in the postseason three straight seasons. (Florida Hockey Now)

Sunday was a Wild day indeed for the Washington Capitals as they returned to game action for the first time after five days off to play host to Minnesota. Unfortunately, the chaos favored the visitors, as fatigue appeared to weigh heavy on the Capitals as they couldn’t shake off the rust to keep up with the Wild. (Washington Hockey Now)

In one of their most unlikely victories of the season, the Flyers jolted the powerful New York Rangers in a shootout, 4-3, at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night. For that, they can thank Martin Jones and Kevin Hayes. The Flyers won in a shootout! Here are the five takeaways from the win. (Philly Hockey Now)

It wasn’t pretty but the Vegas Golden Knights (39-28-4, 82 points) got two points in the standings Sunday evening against the Vancouver Canucks (32-28-10, 74 points). Shea Theodore scored the overtime game-winning goal to stave off a Canucks comeback that started in the third period. The Golden Knights are back in a playoff position but don’t breathe easy. (Vegas Hockey Now)

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Bo Byram is back playing, but with the Colorado Eagles of the AHL. Head coach Jared Bednar gave an update on Byram’s status, when they could expect him back and more. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Jonathan Dahlen was in a hurry to get away from his Saturday morning press conference. It’s not because of us – I think – he wanted to get back to watching the Timra IK-Djurgardens game. Nine hours ahead in Sweden, Dahlen’s old club Timra was trying to avoid relegation to Allsvenskan. Dahlen, of course, was a big part of getting Timra promoted to the SHL last year. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Nathan Walker’s go-ahead goal late in the third period helped lift the visiting St. Louis Blues to a 6-4 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. The left-winger scored his sixth of the season with 1:56 remaining, breaking a 3-3 deadlock. (Calgary Hockey Now)

The Vancouver Canucks needed to play with a certain desperation level against the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday. But they came out flat. The loss, a 3-2 loss, is rather concerning. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

In the Edmonton Oilers 6-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, forward Leon Draisaitl not only scored his 50th goal of the season but also registered his 100th point of the season. Connor McDavid scored his 40th goal in the win as well. (NHL)

 

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