DENVER– The New York Islanders finished off their final game out West on this road trip as they fell 1-0 to the Colorado Avalanche in the shootout. They will not practice on Tuesday as they return to Long Island.
Here are the NYI Hockey Now and NHL stories to know for today:
NYI HOCKEY NOW
The New York Islanders got outstanding goaltending by Ilya Sorokin, but the offense did not provide enough chances as they fell 1-0 to the Colorado Avalanche in a shootout: New York Islanders.
In the final few minutes of the first period against the Colorado Avalanche, it seemed like New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal was headed to the penalty box after he tripped Cale Makar. The referee had his hand up, and everything and even blew his whistle when the Islanders gained possession. But then Makar did something we have never seen: 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.
Prior to morning skate, general manager Lou Lamoriello addressed the media and provided injury updates. New York Islanders.
With an emergency recall of netminder Cory Schneider for the injured Semyon Varlamov, the New York Islanders now have one too many players on their roster ahead of their Monday night contest against Colorado Avalanche. However, the Islanders would not need to do anything to their roster, as they could use the NHL CBA Loophole to remain roster compliant: New York Islanders.
Nikita Soshnikov is heading home. After trying to make an NHL comeback, Nikita Soshnikov will return to his native Russia and likely return to the KHL, where he’d been playing the previous five seasons. What went wrong? New York Islanders.
NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW
Washington Hockey Now: After Nic Dowd scored his second goal of the game to tie the game for the Washington Capitals in the second period of Monday’s tilt with the Detroit Red Wings, play stopped for quite some time, as Ville Husso and other Detroit players followed the officials and pled a case that the goal shouldn’t have counted: Washington Capitals.
Philly Hockey Now: Kevin Hayes spoke in a measured, quiet tone after Monday’s practice in Voorhees. For the first time since he was a healthy scratch for Saturday’s 6-3 loss to the New York Rangers, Hayes talked about coach John Tortorella’s decision. He is still baffled by it: Philadelphia Flyers.
Vegas Hockey Now: Head coach Bruce Cassidy did not like the way Phil Kessel played on Monday night and he let everyone know that in his postgame presser. Vegas Golden Knights.
San Jose Hockey Now: You can’t hit your opponent in the head with a stick. And you can’t hit your opponent in the head with a stick on a non-hockey play because you’re mad. Tomas Hertl deserved his two-game suspension: San Jose Sharks.