TORONTO — Good morning folks. The New York Islanders are back in action tonight at Scotiabank Arena against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Puck drop is set for 7 PM ET at Scotiabank Arena.
Here are your New York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today:
NYI HOCKEY NOW
While the updates on all of the injured New York Islanders have been minimal in terms of information, here’s our updates based on team skates and some in-between-the-line reading.
Should Lane Lambert be on the hot seat? The answer is not so simple.
Per colleague Jimmy Murphy, the Islanders are still active in trying to acquire Vancouver Canucks forward Bo Horvat.
Before Aatu Räty was sent down the first time, NYI Hockey Now caught up with the young forward to get his take on life in the NHL.
NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW
Washington Hockey Now: After relieving head coach Bruce Boudreau of his duties and hiring Rick Tocchet as the new bench boss, the Vancouver Canucks held a press conference to introduce their new coach and discuss the situation. And president Jim Rutherford had a bit to clear up about Boudreau, and at the end of the day, believes that speculation and chatter was what blew the situation out of proportion.
Boston Hockey Now: Charlie McAvoy hasn’t always been his explosive self this season while coming back from summer shoulder surgery, but the Boston Bruins defenseman was putting on a show against the Sharks
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Pittsburgh Penguins were so close to an overtime win, but their goal was overturned. Dan Kingerski breaks down what went down against the Devils.
Montreal Hockey Now: The Montreal Canadiens has something good cooking down in Beantown with prospect Lane Hutson with the Boston University Terriers.
Florida Hockey Now: Panthers goaltender Spencer Knight has completed his rehab assignment in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Charlotte Checkers and rejoined the Florida Panthers in NYC last night.
Vegas Hockey Now: The Vegas Golden Knights took a step backward as they fell 4-1 at Mullet Arena. Here’s what happened.
San Jose Hockey Now: It’s not every day that your team’s leading goalscorer gets into a fight. But that’s how Timo Meier, who’s scored 27 goals so far this season, used his hands to start the San Jose Sharks’ 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins.