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The New York Islanders' Oliver Wahlstrom (26), reacts after being defeated by Pittsburgh Penguins during an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

The New York Islanders are back in action Thursday night as they face the Arizona Coyotes at 7:30 PM. On Monday and Tuesday, the Islanders won back-to-back games after entering the third period down 3-1.  The confidence is high, the resiliency is there every night, and the power play is finally starting to click.

Here are the Islanders stories to know for today:

The new age of Twitter is upon us, and with it, fake verified Twitter accounts looking to impersonate actual verified individuals have been popping up. On Wednesday, a verified user changed their name and profile to impersonate Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid. They used this new identity to “announce” that McDavid had been traded to the New York Islanders.

After three goals in his first two games of the season, Oliver Wahlstrom has only found the back of the net once over his last eight games, with just 11 total shots. He’s taking penalties and struggling to make the right players, which led to him starting the Rangers game on the fourth line. New York Islanders.

The Islanders ECHL affiliate, the Worcester Railers, made history Tuesday afternoon as they broke the record for the best start to a season in the league’s history. With their 5-3 win over the Norfolk Admirals, they notched their ninth straight victory to open up their 2022-23 campaign, the most ever by a team out of the gate in the ECHL’s 34-year existence. New York Islanders.

Who here has seen and loves the movie “Miracle”? You know the part when Herb Brooks forces his team to stay on the ice after a disappointing effort against Sweden, and he yells, “Again, Again,” while Craig Patrick blows his whistle? Take away the disappointment, and you have the New York Islanders winning from behind “Again. Again.” For the second time in as many days, they erased a 3-1 third-period deficit as they defeated the New York Rangers 4-3. New York Islanders.

One could say that Adam Pelech’s snipe to kick off the third period was the Islanders turning point of the game. But Semyon Varlamov’s breakaway save on Jimmy Vesey gets the honors. And Brock Nelson agreed. New York Islanders

For a second straight night, the Islanders erased a 3-1, third-period deficit as they defeated the New York Rangers 4-3. The Islanders are now 8-5-0. New York Islanders.