After a hectic 6-4 win over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night, the New York Islanders are back in action Saturday as they host the Carolina Hurricanes. Here’s your New York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today:
NYI HOCKEY NOW
The New York Islanders brought the offense as they scored six goals against the surging New Jersey Devils in a 6-4 win. Devils netminder Vitek Vanecek was pulled after allowing four goals. The Islanders improve to 17-11-0 on th season and get payback for the embarrassing 4-1 loss the last time these two teams met. New York Islanders.
It was just two weeks ago when New York Islanders forward Alexander Romanov was jumped after laying a legal check on Philadelphia Flyers forward Kevin Hayes. Well, it happened again against the New Jersey Devils, as with 7:55 to go in the second period Alexander Romanov leveled New Jersey Devils forward Miles Wood in the New York Islanders zone. New York Islanders.
In the first period of Friday’s contest, the New York Islanders lost Cal Clutterbuck and Anthony Beauvillier. Clutterbuck did return, but Beauvilier missed the remainder of the contest. New York Islanders.
National Hockey Now
Washington Hockey Now: Over the last 10 days, the Washington Capitals believe they’re a different team, and on Friday, they showed that they’re potentially ready to turn the corner Washington Capitals.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: It led to the deciding moment of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 4-3 OT win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night at Key Bank Arena. With 21 seconds remaining, Penguins winger Jake Guentzel and Buffalo winger Jeff Skinner traded slashes. However, Skinner did not stop and will face a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Saturday. Pittsburgh Penguins.
Philly Hockey Now: What happens in Vegas, the Philadelphia Flyers hope, carries into Arizona. They didn’t win Friday — dropping a 2-1 overtime decision to Vegas at T-Mobile Arena — but they played well and salvaged a point against one of the NHL’s better teams. Philadelphia Flyers.
Boston Hockey Now: Here are the Talking Points for the Boston Bruins 4-3 loss to the Arizona Coyotes at the very “intimate” Mullett Arena on Friday night before an announced crowd of 4.600 fans. Boston Bruins.
Vegas Hockey Now: It wasn’t pretty, but the Vegas Golden Knights (20-8-1, 41 points) escaped with an overtime victory against the Philadelphia Flyers (9-13-6, 24 points) Friday night. It was an overall unenthused performance from the group, who played a tight-knit game with the Flyers all night. Vegas Golden Knights.
San Jose Hockey Now: Even when things are going right for the San Jose Sharks, they’re going wrong. That’s what it might feel like for a franchise that’s three years and running out of the playoffs, who were able to dominate the Anaheim Ducks 6-1 tonight, but now have to deal with a potential injury to captain Logan Couture. San Jose Sharks.