The New York Islanders finish off their homestand Thursday night as they take on the New Jersey Devils at UBS arena before a weekend back-to-back in Florida.
Here are your New York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today:
NYI Hockey Now: On Wednesday, New York’s 2022-23 Reverse Retro jersey leaked. Yes, it is indeed a variation of The Fisherman jerseys from the late 1990s. Here’s the design. What do you think? New York Islanders
NYI Hockey Now: Another game, another electric performance from 22-year-old right winger Oliver Wahlstrom. After potting a goal and notching an assist in Saturday’s 7-1 rout of the Anaheim Ducks, Oliver Wahlstrom built off that performance with two goals against the San Jose Sharks. Is he showcasing the potential that he showcased a few years ago, which labeled him as the future sniper for the organization? New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: Through the New York Islanders first three games of the season, what have been your biggest takeaways. Stefen Rosner’s share’s his here. New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: The New York Islanders defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-2 on Tuesday night for their second-consecutive win. After a sluggish end to the first period, the Islanders found their game and eventually pulled away from a Sharks team that has been horrendous to start the NHL season. Here’s the postgame mailbag. New York Islanders.
Boston Hockey Now: Are the Boston Bruins one of a plethora of NHL teams on the NHL trade market searching for help on the right side of their blue line? On the latest TSN ‘Insider Trading‘ episode, Darren Dreger listed four of the five NHL teams in Canada as being in the hunt for a defenseman on the NHL Trade market. Boston Bruins.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Pittsburgh Penguins were brilliant in their first two games of the season. They were not so great and drew the ire of their coach in Game 3 against the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night. Such things will happen over the course of 82 games. There will be a few clunkers, but whose hot start is sustainable, and should the Penguins have any worries? Pittsburgh Penguins.
Philly Hockey Now: The Philadelphia Flyers won’t go 82-0, Philly Hockey Now has learned. The Flyers, winners of their first three games, suffered their first loss of the season Wednesday. They fell to the Florida Panthers, 4-3, at FLA Live Arena. Observations and more.
Florida Hockey Now: The Florida Panthers picked up where they left off last season on home ice, dashing the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 in their opener at FLA Live Arena. Two first period goals from Carter Verhaeghe helped the Panthers improve to 35-7-0 in Sunrise since the start of the 2021-22 season. Florida Panthers.
Washington Hockey Now: As the Washington Capitals deal with yet another major injury and a suspension for their No. 1 center, head coach Peter Laviolette shook up the lineup yet again prior to Thursday’s tilt against the Ottawa Senators. Washington Capitals.
Montreal Hockey Now: The Kitchener Rangers are thrilled to have Montreal Canadiens prospect Filip Mesar join their ranks, and he’s set to have a starring role with the club moving forward. After being loaned by the Montreal Canadiens to the Rangers on Saturday, Mesar’s debut was delayed due to some IIHF transfer issues, but those have now all been rectified, according to Kitchener Rangers general manager Mike McKenzie. Montreal Canadiens.
Detroit Hockey Now: Detroit Red Wings forward Jakub Vrana is receiving care from the player assistance program of the NHL and NHLPA and will be away from the team for an indefinite period. The NHLPA issued a formal statement making this announcement on late Wednesday afternoon. Detroit Red Wings.
San Jose Hockey Now: With the San Jose Sharks about to take on the New York Rangers on Thursday night, Sharks head coach David Quinn will face his old team for the first time. It brings the thought of what might have been if the 2019-20 season hadn’t paused because of COVID-19 in Mar. 2020. San Jose Sharks.
Calgary Hockey Now: Calgary Flames winger Andrew Managiapane called it after the morning skate. The battle of two Pacific Division heavyweights wasn’t going to be a blowout. Instead it was a come-from-behind victory for the Flames, who scored three straight to beat the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2. Calgary Flames.