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After struggling against the New York Rangers on Monday night, a 4-1 loss in preseason game no. 1,  the New York Islanders have a quick turnaround as they are in New Jersey to face the Devils on Tuesday.

There will be no morning skate today, just select player availability.

Here are the New York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today.

NYI Hockey Now: The New York Islanders shook off a lot of rust in their 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Monday night, their first game action since Apr. 29. Despite that rust, there were some positives in the game, like the play of 23-year-old prospect Simon Holmstrom. New York Islanders.

NYI Hockey Now: The New York Islanders kicked off their preseason slate with a 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. A slow start plus a lack of offensive production sank the Islanders early. Here’s the recap. New York Islanders.

NYI Hockey Now: “Yeah baby, yeah!” “Woooo!” “Let’s go!” These are just some things you could hear on a daily basis out of the mouth of New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal. His energy level is contagious, fueling not only youngsters but veterans as well. New York Islanders.

NYI Hockey Now: For New York Islanders forward Oliver Wahlstrom, the 2021-22 season was a tough one. Head coach Barry Trotz was rather hard on the 21-year-old. And at times, it seemed, that the pressure to be perfect on the ice was getting to him. But after a strong offseason, Oliver Wahlstrom is focused on going out there and letting his work speak for itself. New York Islanders.

Philly Hockey Now: The Philadelphia Flyers trimmed their training-camp roster to 67 players Monday, a day when they added veteran center Cal O’Reilly on a professional tryout contract (PTO). Philadelphia Flyers.

Washington Hockey Now: Netminder Charlie Lindgren has created a signature look for himself as he prepares for his first full NHL season with the Washington Capitals, and he’s also making a statement with his choice of gear. Washington Capitals.

Florida Hockey Now: The Florida Panthers opened the 2022-23 preseason with a 4-3 overtime win over the host Nashville Predators on Monday afternoon at Bridgestone Arena. Captain Sasha Barkov got the win for the Panthers as he scored just before the end of overtime. Florida Panthers.

Detroit Hockey Now: Detroit Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde will be having a checking line this season. However, he wants nothing to do with any thought of assembling a Czech line. Detroit Red Wings.

Montreal Hockey Now: A Montreal Canadiens roster filled with some of the club’s top prospects showed some fight against the New Jersey Devils despite falling short 2-1. In such a low-scoring game, the devil’s in the details; and there were a lot of details. Montreal Canadiens.

Vegas Hockey Now: The Vegas Golden Knights were defeated in their second preseason game Monday night in overtime by the Los Angeles Kings 2-1. Jack Eichel scored the Golden Knight’s only goal in the first period. Kevin Fiala and Adrian Kempe scored for the Kings, with Kempe getting the game-winner on the powerplay. Vegas Hockey Now.

Vancouver Hockey Now: They’ve had a plan all summer. They’ve been counting the days. The feisty Canucks line of Bo Horvat centering Conor Garland and Vasily Podkolzin, regardless of which wing the latter two play on, is likely to start the season as the Canucks most effective. And that’s regardless of the hand injury to Brock Boeser that will keep that likely top-line winger out of the line-up for a month. Vancouver Canucks.

Calgary Hockey Now: The first person that comes to mind when you think of that aggressive forecheck and dogged determination should be Andrew Mangiapane. And on Monday, the Flames got their bulldog back from a brief injury layoff. Calgary Flames.

Dallas Hockey Now: Although most of the game was sloppy, as preseason usually is, the Stars showed some flashes, ultimately getting shut out 4-0 in their opener against the St. Louis Blues on Monday. Here are the takeaways. Dallas Stars.

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