Rosner Wrap: Trotz on Lamoriello, Wahlstrom to Barzal Line, Iron Man Kessel
Good morning. Later today, the New York Islanders host the New York Rangers, as both teams are currently on three-game losing streaks. Here are the New York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today.
Before we get to the stories to know for today, I hosted a Twitter space Tuesday afternoon to discuss the New York Islanders struggles this past weekend and more:
Come on in for #Isles chat: https://t.co/iLtDuJdjQV
— Stefen Rosner (@stefen_rosner) October 25, 2022
On Tuesday, former New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz was on the Cam & Stick podcast to talk about his time with the New York Islanders and his pending return to an NHL bench. Here’s what he had to say on New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello:
“There’s so many things about Lou that people assume, and a lot of them are so inaccurate it’s actually pretty funny. Lou takes care of people, and there’s nothing personal. He does things people have no idea.”
As for what Trotz said on Robin Lehner, who rebooted his career with the New York Islanders:
“The Islanders were the best thing for Robin Lehner. I think I was the right head coach to have him. He came to a great group of guys on the team that didn’t judge him. Having Thomas Greiss as his goaltending mate was key too.”
And on his potential return:
NYI Hockey Now: After a weekend full of struggles, the New York Islanders had an off-day on Monday to reflect on losses to the Tampa Bay Lightning and Florid Panthers. They were back on the ice on Tuesday for practice, and we saw some more lineup changes. New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: “Sometimes I get away from the game a little bit. Just staying poised and confident and not getting away from the little things.” More from our chat with Oliver Wahlstrom, as he gets the promotion to Barzal’s wing. The story on how he got there. New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: Following the loss to the Panthers, I asked Islanders head coach Lane Lambert if Kieffer Bellows had done anything wrong to not have his name called this past weekend, over Soshnikov and Johnston. His answer: “No” So why aren’t we seeing Bellows? New York Islanders.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Pittsburgh Penguins were no match to the Calgary Flames early as the Flames got out to an early 3-0 lead before winning 6-3. Here’s your recap from Alberta. Pittsburgh Penguins.
Philly Hockey Now: As if the Philadelphia Flyers didn’t have enough key players sidelined, they announced Tuesday that left winger James van Riemsdyk will need finger surgery Friday. He is expected to miss at least a month. Philly Hockey Now.
Washington Hockey Now: The Washington Capitals have a video game club in the dressing room, but surprisingly, it doesn’t include a lot of NHL 23. Taking that into account, a lot of them have yet to see how they appear in the EA Sports franchise. Sammi Silber took it upon herself to show them how they appear in the game, and there were mixed reviews from several players. Washington Capitals.
Montreal Hockey Now: The Montreal Canadiens continue to struggle due to a lack of secondary scoring from their veterans, leading to a 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Montreal Canadiens. ‘
Detroit Hockey Now: The Red Wings lost 6-2 to the New Jersey Devils to end their streak of earning a point in five consecutive games. This was the first time the Red Wings lost in regulation, the first time they gave up six goals, the first time they surrendered a power play goal and gave up more than 40 shots. Detroit Red Wings.
NYI Hockey Now: Here are Talking Points from the Boston Bruins 3-1 win over the Dallas Stars at TD Garden on Tuesday night. Boston Bruins
Florida Hockey Now: The Florida Panthers were due for a stinker — and it came in their seventh game of the season Tuesday against the Blackhawks in Chicago. Until the third period, anyway. Florida Panthers.
Vegas Hockey Now: Phil Kessel became the NHL’s ironman and scored career goal no. 400, and scored his first goal as a Golden Knight all in this game. He started the game for the Golden Knights, and with his first shift, he officially passed Keith Yandle to become the NHL’s ironman. Vegas Golden Knights.
San Jose Hockey Now: The San Jose Sharks welcome back Adin Hill to SAP Center. It’s not just about Hill, of course, who started for the Vegas Golden Knights, but Phil Kessel, who will become the NHL’s record holder for Consecutive Games Played tonight. Kessel scored his 400th, but Nico Sturm and Matt Nieto answered back. The final score was 4-2. San Jose Sharks.
Calgary Hockey Now: Continuing his torrid start, Kadri extended his season-opening point streak to six with two more goals in the Calgary Flames 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The goals came exactly three minutes and 30 seconds apart in the first period, with both coming at even strength. Calgary Flames.
Dallas Hockey Now: For a team that was playing their third game in four nights on a long road trip, the Stars put up a pretty good fight in Boston against the NHL’s best team. But in the end, it wasn’t enough as the Bruins pulled away to a 3-1 victory. Dallas Stars.