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NHL Today: Islanders Find Direction In Desert; All-Stars Announced




Good morning, my name is Andrew Fantucchio. It’s Friday, January 5, and here’s what’s happening around the NHL today.

Islanders News:

Coyotes:  After putting together a solid effort but still losing in overtime on Tuesday, the New York Islanders needed not only a win but one that reassured their direction. The Islanders got exactly that on Thursday, beating the Arizona Coyotes.

Barzal Named An All-Star: Mathew Barzal picked up his 400th point in the win over Arizona, but his big night didn’t start there. Barzal was named an NHL All-Star for the third time in his career.

Yesterday’s Scoreboard:

Islanders: 5, Coyotes: 1

Penguins: 6, Bruins: 5

Sabres: 6, Canadiens: 1

Rangers: 4, Blackhawks: 1

Blue Jackets: 3, Flyers: 2 (SO)

Avalanche: 5, Stars: 4 (OT)

Lightning: 4, Wild: 1

Flames: 6, Predators: 3

Blues: 2, Canucks: 1

Kraken: 4, Senators: 1

Panthers: 4, Golden Knights: 1

Red Wings: 4, Kings: 3 (SO)

Jets: 2, Sharks: 1

Today’s Schedule:

All Times EST

Chicago Blackhawks vs. New Jersey Devils, 7 p.m.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals, 7 p.m.

Winnipeg Jets vs. Anaheim Ducks, 10 p.m.

More From National Hockey Now:

New Jersey: The NHL’s goalie market is thin, but the demand for netminders is as high as ever.

Boston: Boston Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery says he’ll stick with what’s worked and rotate his goalie tandem.

Detroit: If the Detroit Red Wings want to see themselves in the playoffs, they’ll need five players to get their acts together.

San Jose: Logan Couture is expected to dress for the San Jose Sharks for the first time this season after a prolonged absence.