On Tuesday, New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal signed an eight-year extension, showcasing his belief in the organization moving forward. In his press conference, Barzal acknowledged the fans, his teammates, the elite Long Island lifestyle, and more as to why this is the place he wants to be.
“I want to be the best player I can be & be one of the top players in the league & be that guy for this organization. I think it really comes down to just winning, genuinely,” Barzal said. “Trying to bring a Stanley Cup back to Long Island. That’s the ultimate goal.”
More on his words, his contract, and other stories from around the NHL in today’s daily links:
NYI Hockey Now: It seemed that a Mathew Barzal extension announcement was coming sooner than later. And on Tuesday, the New York Islanders announced that Mat Barzal had agreed to an eight-year extension worth $73.2 million. New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: From management to the guys in the locker room to the elite Long Island lifestyle and the fan base, #Isles Mat Barzal never had a thought about playing anywhere else. Mathew Barzal Shares Reasons for Long-Term Extension With Islanders. New York Islanders.
NYI Hockey Now: It was not pretty, but the New York Islanders escaped Philadelphia with a 4-3 overtime win over the Flyers for their second consecutive win against their opposition. The Islanders entered the third period with the lead and, despite losing it, were able to battle back to tie the score before taking the game with just seconds remaining in the extra frame. New York Islanders.
Philly Hockey Now: The Philadelphia Flyers finished their preseason with a 1-4-1 record after Tuesday’s 4-3 overtime loss against the New York Islanders at the Wells Fargo Center. It was a preseason in which new coach John Tortorella stressed conditioning and defense. Philadelphia Flyers.
Boston Hockey Now: If this is truly the end of the road for Jaromir Jagr as a hockey player, then Boston Bruins center, and Jagr’s Team Czechia teammate in the past, David Krejci, says we need to celebrate Jagr’s brilliant run in the game of pro hockey. Boston Bruins.
Washington Hockey Now: Hey guys. He’s wearing shades,” Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson shows off the puppy he’s holding in one hand while walking his rescue dog, Halle, with the other. Washington Capitals.
Montreal Hockey Now: With just eight veterans in the lineup, the Montreal Canadiens were facing quite the challenge on Tuesday night versus the veteran-laden Ottawa Senators. The Canadiens rallied late, but it was all for naught, as they dropped their sixth game of the preseason, 5-4. Montreal Canadiens.
Vegas Hockey Now: Against another one of his former teams, Adin Hill was tested frequently in net for the Vegas Golden Knights Tuesday night. He faced a total of 53 shots and stopped 50 in the Golden Knights 4-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes Tuesday night at T-Mobile Arena, their final home preseason game of the season. Vegas Golden Knights.
San Jose Hockey Now: Here’s one thing that I saw, or didn’t see, last night in the Sharks’ 3-1 victory over Eisbaren Berlin at Mercedes-Benz Arena: Not a lot of Erik Karlsson on the penalty kill. Is Coach David Quinn not using Karlsson in order to preserve him? San Jose Sharks.