The New York Islanders lost a bad one in Arizona. There’s no other way to put it. However, the Islanders have the ability to erase that Mullet Arena disaster from their memory as the face the Vegas Golden Knights Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena.
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NYI HOCKEY NOW
The New York Islanders bounced back on Saturday night as they defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2 at T-Mobile Arena. Netminder Semyon Varlamov continued his strong play while two fill-ins lit the lamp in the win. The Islanders are now 18-13-1. New York Islanders.
Here are the locker room reactions following the 5-2 win: New York Islanders.
The New York Islanders welcomed back forwards Kyle Palmieri and Anthony Beauvillier to the lineup on Friday night against the Arizona Coyotes, as their injury list was trimmed by two, with just defenseman Adam Pelech (IR, upper-body) remaining out. But both Palmieri and Cal Clutterbuck missed Saturday night’s contest: New York Islanders.
With the IslandersD playing so flat against the Arizona Coyotes, they were in need of a wake-up call. Could top prospect Aatu Räty provide that? New York Islanders.
There’s a difference between a want and a need. For the New York Islanders, they need to add before the 2023 NHL Trade Deadline on Mar. 3. There are priorities for the franchise, an organization trying to make it back into the Stanley Cup Playoffs after missing the postseason in 2021-22. New York Islanders.
NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW
Detroit Hockey Now: When Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin was asked about the struggling penalty kill, Larkin summed it up by referring to the chaos that is throwing Detroit for a loop.Detroit Red Wings.
Washington Hockey Now: The Washington Capitals came into Saturday’s game on a mission: to get back in the win column and keep the good times rolling against Ilya Samsonov and the Toronto Maple Leafs. And thanks to an unlikely first star, they did just that: Washington Capitals.
Boston Hockey Now: With time winding down and an empty net down ice in his team’s 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, Boston Bruins goalie Jeremy Swayman tried to pay homage to Boston Red Sox hall of famer David Ortiz again. Swayman swung for the fences and just missed becoming the first Bruins goalie to score a goal and the 13th NHL goalie to achieve the unique feat. Boston Bruins.
Florida Hockey Now: The Florida Panthers were without star center Sasha Barkov to start the second period on Saturday night after apparently being hurt at the end of the first period: Florida Panthers.
Philly Hockey Now: It was a chaotic Saturday for the Philadelphia Flyers. Lukas Sedlak left the team to return home to Czechia and resume his hockey career there. Coach John Tortorella followed his third-period benching of Kevin Hayes on Thursday by making Hayes, the Flyers’ leading scorer, a healthy scratch on Saturday against the New York Rangers. And Jeff Marek on Hockey Night in Canada added a Flyers name to the NHL trade chatter.: Philadelphia Flyers.
Vegas Hockey Now: Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alex Pietrangelo has returned from his nine-game absence from the team. Pietrangelo was absent from the team due to personal reasons; his four-year-old daughter, Evelyn, was having serious health issues. Vegas Golden Knights.
Dallas Hockey Now: The Dallas Stars erased two separate two-goal deficits to earn a point against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. After the game, players and Head Coach Pete DeBoer showed their pride in the ability to remain in games, despite the score and circumstances. Dallas Stars.
Los Angeles Hockey Now: The Los Angeles Kings have won back-to-back games for the first time in over a month Saturday night. Defeating the San Jose Sharks 3-2 in the shootout.: LA Hockey Now.
San Jose Hockey Now: The San Jose Sharks got a point against the Los Angeles Kings in a 3-2 shootout loss, but once again, the Sharks, now 5-5-6 in one-goal games, are left thinking about what could’ve been. San Jose Sharks.