The New York Islanders got off to a slow start against the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night but put forth a solid final forty minutes in their eventual 6-2 victory. Could the Islanders add a goal scorer for nothing more than cash?
Here are the New York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today:
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The New York Islanders notched their first win of 2023 as they defeated the Vancouver Canucks 6-2 as Mathew Barzal continued to torment his hometown team with a three-point night. New York Islanders.
The New York Islanders lit the lamp six times on Tuesday night in their eventual 6-2 beat down of the Vancouver Canucks. Five of the six goals the Islanders deposited behind netminder Spencer Martin were phenomenal goals, and you will see a theme on the shot placement throughout this mini highlight reel. New York Islanders.
The New York Islanders need a talented forward to help bolster their roster. Did one just become available for nothing but a $5.25 million cap hit in each of the next two seasons? New York Islanders.
Do you remember the Islanders bar Offside Tavern? Well, it’s coming back better than ever. New York Islanders.
The feel around the NHL is that the Boston Bruins will be all in for Patrice Bergeron at or before the NHL trade Deadline. Could the New Jersey Devils Add Another Hughes? New York Islanders.
As the Islanders search for a high-caliber player to bring in, San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier could be an option: New York Islanders.
Just a week ago, Lambert backed the power play in a media session, saying that he had no intention of moving any pieces around and was content with the chances they were creating. But that loss to the Kraken forced his hand as changes were made at Tuesday’s practice. New York Islanders.
NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW
Washington Hockey Now: Each day, the Washington Capitals are seeing Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson make progress as they work their way back from major injuries. And while there’s still work to do, it looks like they’ll be back in the mix sooner rather than later. Washington Capitals.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Pittsburgh Penguins still haven’t released any details about Tristan Jarry’s injury, let alone his prognosis, but it apparently is significant. Serious enough, at least, that they have recalled goalie Dustin Tokarski from their farm team in Wilkes-Barre: Pittsburgh Penguins.
Philly Hockey Now: The Philadelphia Flyers activated right winger Bobby Brink and loaned him to the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Tuesday: Philadelphia Flyers.
Montreal Hockey Now: The Montreal Canadiens had a very difficult December. And it’s not getting any easier. Montreal Canadiens.
Detroit Hockey Now: Everyone had a theory about how the Detroit Red Wings would shuffle their roster to make room for Robby Fabbri to come off the injury list. Placing Jakub Vrana on waivers was not among those theories: Detroit Red Wings.
Vegas Hockey Now: The Vegas Golden Knights had a strange 2022 calendar year. Here are the top-five surprising stories from the year. Vegas Golden Knights.
Colorado Hockey Now: Valeri Nichushkin, John Manson, and Pavel Francouz all hit the ice for the first time since leaving the lineup due to injury. A welcome sight for Avalanche fans: Colorado Avalanche.
San Jose Hockey Now: The San Jose Sharks front office was hit with a trade request from former first-round pick Ryan Merkley Tuesday morning: San Jose Sharks.