The New York Islanders ended their road trip with a 1-2-2 record after a disappointing defeat to the New York Rangers on Thursday night, by a score of 5-3. But the Islanders do not have time to think about what went wrong as they are right back at it tonight as they host the Florida Panthers.
Here’s your New York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today:
NYI HOCKEY NOW
The New York Islanders could not sweep the season series against the New York Rangers as a failure to stay disciplined, along with a failure to lock down defensively, led to a 5-3 loss at Madison Square Garden: New York Islanders.
The New York Islandes sole player acquisition this summer, Alexander Romanov, has laid the body, blocked the shots, and notched a few assists over his first 33 games with his new club. In game 34, Romanov scored his first goal with the Islanders: New York Islanders.
Here’s the New York Islanders player reactions following the disheartening loss to their cross-town rivals: New York Islanders.
After getting through the first month and a half unscathed, the New York Islanders have been ransacked with injuries as of late. Here’s the latest on the injury front: New York Islanders.
After a career-high season in 2021-22, with 37 goals, 22 assists, for 59 points in just 72 games, Brock Nelson showed that he could be more than just a streaky goal scorer for the Islanders. He’s been their best player in 2022-23, their X-factor: New York Islanders.
Here’s what the Islanders had to say ahead of their contest against their biggest rivals: New York Islanders.
With Cory Schneider up from Bridgeport, NYI Hockey Now caught up with him following Monday’s morning skate to get his take on Ilya Sorokin’s struggles and what he saw go wrong when he gets into a funk: New York Islanders.
With Barry Trotz out the door, Lou Lamoriello believed elevating Lane Lambert from associate head coach to head coach was precisely what this Islanders team needed. Have they benefited from the move? New York Islanders.
NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW
Washington Hockey Now: Goalies stick together. That’s been the case for Washington Capitals netminders Darcy Kuemper and Charlie Lindgren, who have formed a tight bond both on and off the ice since signing this offseason. However, there’s another factor beyond their roles that have solidified their friendships: their dogs. Washington Capitals.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Pittsburgh Penguins lasted a mere 23 seconds in overtime and lost to the Carolina Hurricanes for the second time in five days, 4-3 in OT at PPG Paints Arena. In both games, the Penguins lost third-period leads. Here’s the reactions from the locker room: Pittsburgh Hockey Now.
Philly Hockey Now: The Philadelphia Flyers played a rare Thursday afternoon game in Toronto, but it didn’t change their fortune against the high-powered Maple Leafs. Here’s what happened: Philadelphia Flyers.
Montreal Hockey Now: Montreal Canadiens prospect Anthony Richard has waited a long time for his opportunity. Even calling him a prospect is stretching the definition of the word. They need to see what he can do: Montreal Canadiens.
Detroit Hockey Now: The NHL postponed the Detroit Red Wings’ Friday road game against the Ottawa Senators out of concern over a pending snowstorm. The game is now Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Detroit Red Wings.
Vegas Hockey Now: It’s no secret the Vegas Golden Knights needed more depth at forward. Even before Jack Eichel, Brett Howden, and Paul Cotter got injured, head coach Bruce Cassidy was frequently sitting the likes of Jonas Rondbjerg, Michael Amadio, Jake Leschyshyn, and Phil Kessel in the late stages of close games. They played well last night, but this is still an issue: Vegas Golden Knights.
San Jose Hockey Now: The San Jose Sharks are going into the holidays feeling good, beating the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Thursday night. Here’s the locker room reactions following a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild: San Jose Sharks