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The New York Islanders capped off a successful homestand with their third straight win as they defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on Sunday. Should the New York Islanders move Semyon Varlamov? Could Claude Giroux stay put and remain in Philadelphia?

These stories and more in today’s Islanders daily:

The New York Islanders won their third straight contest as they defeated the Anaheim Ducks by a score of 4-3 on Sunday night. The Islanders move to 24-24-8 on the season, 14-12-4 at UBS Arena. (NYI Hockey Now)

The 2022 NHL Trade Deadline is fast approaching, and the New York Islanders have a few names circulating the rumor pool. There’s been chatter around New York Islanders netminder Semyon Varlamov but is trading Varlamov the right thing to do? On the surface, Semyon Varlamov is a perfect trade candidate. But does his relationship with Ilya Sorokin keep him on the island? (NYI Hockey Now)

The Boston Bruins have received some secondary scoring from Craig Smith, who has been rather hot as of late. After a slow start to the season, Smith is back being the player Boston needs him to be writes Joe Haggarty. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins had dropped two straight games but snapped that against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday night. It was a 4-2 victory over Carolina as Tristan Jarry stopped 42 of 44 in the win, while the Pens received some secondary scoring. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Chicago Blackhawks netminder Marc-Andre Fleury has been the center of trade rumors, but his no-trade clause has been an issue in certain trades potentially coming to fruition. However, that might not matter if Fleury has a chance to go somewhere and win, if and when a legitimate trade is in the works. (Washington Hockey Now

This Montreal Canadiens team is a different breed with Martin St. Louis behind the bench. Their never-give-up attitude is what was showcased during their 2021 playoff run to the Stanley Cup Finals and it was at it again on Sunday night as they erased a few deficits before Cole Caufield netted the overtime winner over the Philadelphia Flyers. (Montreal Hockey Now)

Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers icon, said he still needs to talk to management before deciding if he will waive his no-trade clause. Speaking in a soft, dejected tone after a late-game Flyers meltdown turned a 3-2 win into a 4-3 overtime loss Sunday to the NHL’s worst team, Montreal, Giroux sounded conflicted. (Philly Hockey Now)

The Vegas Golden Knights (32-25-4, 68 points) finally found their offensive game and scored four goals Sunday afternoon against the Columbus Blue Jackets (30-27-3, 63 points). Unfortunately for the Golden Knights, it was not enough to top the CBJ as the Golden Knights lost the game 6-4. (Vegas Hockey Now)

A new episode of “Can’t Hear What Jeremy Says” here. My guest is Mat Smith of 104.3 The Fan, who knows his Avs. For 68 minutes or so, Mat and I talk all things Avalanche trade deadline, including how the injuries to Gabe Landeskog and Sam Girard could affect their salary cap. (Colorado Hockey Now)

“We believe we can still make it into playoffs.” Just like Logan Couture was roasted online for saying something similar a week ago, some San Jose Sharks fans were quick to jump on Timo Meier for his optimism after the Sharks blew out the Kings 5-0 last night. Even after the win, San Jose is nine points behind the Vegas Golden Knights, with 24 games to go, for the last wild card berth in the West. (San Jose Hockey Now)

In the ebbs and flows of the playoff chase for the Vancouver Canucks, the team has once again ebbed, putting itself in a must-win situation Tuesday night against the New Jersey Devils. The game at Rogers Arena carries a number of subplots, the biggest simply being the Canucks have to have it to keep pace with the playoff pack in the Western Conference. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

No excuses. But none were needed for the Calgary Flames on Sunday night. Finishing a stretch of five games in seven days, their second back-to-back series didn’t end well. A 3-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche in Denver wrapped up a brutal recent schedule for the Flames. (Calgary Flames)

The Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs took hockey to the great outdoors for the Heritage Classic in Hamliton, Ontario on Saturday. Vinnie Hinostrotz scored two goals and Craig Anderson stopped 36 of 38 as the Sabres defeated the Maple Leafs 5-2. (NHL)

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews will have an hearing with NHL Player Safety after he cross-checked Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlem up high following an altercation late in the Heritage Classic. Matthews has never faced discipline from NHL Player Safety. (NHL)


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