Good morning and welcome to Friday. The New York Islanders are back in action as they host the Nashville Predators at 7:30 PM. The game is an ESPN+/Hulu exclusive. The Islanders had won their previous four contests before struggling against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday. The Islanders did not hold a morning skate on Friday, as head coach Lane Lambert will speak with the media around 4:45.
Here’s your New York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today:
NYI Hockey Now: The New York Islanders were busy on Thursday, as with players still hurt, two new faces joined the NHL roster in Hudson Fasching and Cole Bardreau. General manager Lou Lamoriello met with the media to provide updates on the injuries while also explaining his call-up decisions. New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: Cole Bardreau spoke one-on-one with NYI Hockey Now to discuss his first NHL goal as well as get information on what he’s seen from three Islanders prospects, in Aatu Räty, William Dufour, and Simon Holmstrom. New York Islanders.
Boston Hockey Now: While the Boston Bruins continue to run roughshod on the NHL, their general manager Don Sweeney continues do his best to keep superstar winger David Pastrnak wearing the Spoked B beyond this season. Boston Bruins.
Philadelphia Hockey Now: Despite a slew of injuries and a recent 10-game losing streak, Philadelphia Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher hasn’t given up on the season. His goal is making the playoffs. Philadelphia Flyers.
Washington Hockey Now: Early into Thursday night’s tilt between the Washington Capitals and Seattle Kraken, a big hit led to a fight between two unexpected opponents: T.J. Oshie and Yanni Gourde. Washington Capitals.
Detroit Hockey Now: The Detroit Red Wings placed Tyler Bertuzzi on injured reserve Thursday with a hand injury and recalled Austin Czarnik from the Grand Rapids Griffins. Detroit Red Wings.
Florida Hockey Now: Three goals within a span of 59 seconds was the difference for the Florida Panthers as they snapped a three-game slide with a 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Florida Panthers.
Vegas Hockey Now: The Vegas Golden Knights have traded minor league defenseman Zack Hayes to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for future considerations. The deal was announced Wednesday afternoon by Golden Knight’s general manager Kelly McCrimmon. Vegas Golden Knights.
Dallas Hockey Now: When Pete DeBoer met with the media after taking the job in Dallas, he spoke highly about Jason Robertson and his excitement to be coaching the 23-year-old winger. But even with the high expectations and excitement that he had, even DeBoer could not envision what the kid would be doing 24 games into the season. Dallas Stars. Dec