The New York Islanders will be back on the ice Monday morning as they enter this week riding high, with three wins in a row. Their next game is against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, which kicks off a three-game road trip.
Here are your New York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today:
NYI Hockey Now: Ten days ago, the New York Islanders took a gut punch from a hungry New Jersey Devils team after winning two games easily against the Anaheim Ducks and the San Jose Sharks. They were embarrassed on home ice, as it appeared that they had taken their foot off the gas and ultimately paid the price. Over a week later, the Islanders have found their game as they have won three straight after losing three. How? New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: Here is the postgame mailbag following the 5-4 come-from-behind win against the Colorado Avalanche. New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: The New York Islanders found themselves down 3-0 early in the second period, but there was no quit in their game as they scored five unanswered goals to ultimately beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-4. The Islanders are now 5-4-0 on the season. New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: Prior to puck drop on Saturday night against the Colorado Avalanche, the New York Islanders honored Josh Bailey, who reached the 1,000 NHL games milestone back on Friday night in Raleigh, North Carolina. New York Islanders.
Boston Hockey Now: Make no mistake, the Boston Bruins and star winger David Pastrnak share a mutual desire for Pastrnak to wear the Spoked B for at least another eight seasons after this one. Pastrnak and general manager Don Sweeney have made this clear to the media on numerous occasions and this past Thursday, Sweeney did so once again: Boston Bruins.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: After a four-game losing streak, the Pittsburgh Penguins have plunged to seventh place in the Metropolitan Division, and while the reality is that they are just two points out of first, their place in the standings is troubling and tangible evidence of the trajectory their season currently is on. Pittsburgh Penguins.
Philly Hockey Now: Defenseman Cam York, one of the Philadelphia Flyers’ best prospects, was injured during the Lehigh Valley Phantoms’ eventual 4-1 loss Sunday in Hershey. Philadelphia Flyers.
Washington Hockey Now: Over the last few games, Aliaksei Protas has put himself back on the radar for the Washington Capitals. And while he feels he’s building on his game and adapting well to the NHL, he’s not entirely satisfied with how things have gone for him of late. Washington Capitals.
Florida Hockey Now: When it was learned the Florida Panthers would scrap the goal song used over the past few years for personal tunes chosen by individual players, many wondered what captain Sasha Barkov would use. After all, with Barkov being the franchise’s all-time leader in goals scored, it is a song likely to be heard more than a few times. Florida Panthers.
Montreal Hockey Now: With seven goals in nine games, Montreal Canadiens forward Cole Caufield sits second among all NHLers in goals scored, trailing only the generational talent known as Connor McDavid. Montreal Canadiens.
Vegas Hockey Now: Call it a jack-o-light-the-lantern goal. Vegas Golden Knights forward Jack Eichel played overtime hero Sunday night to give his team a 2-1 overtime win at home over the Winnipeg Jets. Vegas Golden Knights.
Calgary Hockey Now: The crappy jokes are flying after Calgary Flames head coach Darryl Sutter dropped a bomb in his post-game press conference on Saturday night regarding Jonathan Huberdeau’s whereabouts. Calgary Flames.