The New York Islanders are off on Wednesday following a 4-3 shootout loss to the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Is Vancouver Canucks Bo Horvat on the Islanders radar? Alex Ovechkin has scored how many goals?
Here’s your Islanders and NHL stories to know for today:
NYI HOCKEY NOW
The New York Islanders fought hard against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night, but the result was a 4-3 shootout loss. Lane Lambert’s group came back twice, forcing overtime and collected a critical point, but it was a game that the Islanders could have won in regulation if not for a few mental errors: New York Islanders.
The New York Islanders have been dealing with the injury bug as of late, but the hope was that at least one player could return Tuesday night against the NHL’s top team, the Boston Bruins. Neither Kyle Palmieri nor Anthony Beauvillier played. New York Islanders.
In his first season as an NHL starter, netminder Ilya Sorokin could very well be in the Hart Trophy conversation for how he has carried the New York Islanders. But over his last four starts, he has not been as sharp. Goalie analysis here: New York Islanders.
Bo Horvat declined the Canucks latest contract offer as trade rumors are starting to swirl. Is he someone on the Islanders radar? New York Islanders.
NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW
Washington Hockey Now: Going into Tuesday’s matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals, all eyes were on Alex Ovechkin. And he put on quite the show. Ovechkin scored a historic hat trick to hit 800 goals, and the Capitals steamrolled the Blackhawks, 7-3.: Washington Capitals.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Pittsburgh Penguins won’t have defenseman Jeff Petry for a while. He has been placed on the Long-Term Injured list, retroactive to Sunday, and must be out for at least 10 games and 24 days. Pittsburgh Penguins.
Boston Hockey Now: Here’s your Talking Points after a 4-3 shootout win over the New York Islanders for the Boston Bruins: Boston Bruins.
Vegas Hockey Now: Another road game and another win as the Vegas Golden Knights (20-9-1, 41 points) defeated the Winnipeg Jets (18-8-1, 37 points) 6-5 on Tuesday. Without key players in their lineup, Mark Stone, Chandler Stephenson, and Jonathan Marchessault upped their game and got the VGK a win. Defensemen Daniil Miromanov scored three points, including his first NHL goal: Vegas Golden Knights.
San Jose Hockey Now: Scott Wedgewood and Akira Schmid put on a show at the Rock in an intense goalie duel Tuesday night, with the Dallas Stars coming out on top of the New Jersey Devils 4-1: Dallas Stars.