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Fantucchio’s Focus: Islanders Get Ready For Back-to-Back Slate; NHL News & Scores




Good morning, my name is Andrew Fantucchio. It’s Friday, October 20, and here’s what I’m focused on around the NHL today.

Islanders Preparing For Back-to-Back Weekend:

The New York Islanders begin a pair of back-to-back games tonight when they face the New Jersey Devils.

Islanders Practice Report: Preparing For Important Weekend; Wahlstrom Close To Return

Devils Shuffle Lines:

Looking to correct course against the Islanders, Devils head coach is making some big changes to his lineup.

Devils Shake Up Top-Six in Search of More Chemistry

Former Sens Goalie To Retire With Team:

Craig Anderson is retiring as a member of the Ottawa Senators, the team he played with for half of his 20-year career in the NHL.

Yesterday’s Scoreboard:

Flames: 4, Sabres: 3

Panthers: 3, Maple Leafs: 1

Predators: 4, Rangers: 1

Lightning: 4, Canucks: 3

Flyers: 4, Oilers: 1

Kings: 7, Wild: 3

Coyotes: 6, Blues: 2

Golden Knights: 5, Jets: 3

Stars: 3, Ducks: 2

Kraken: 7, Hurricanes: 4

Avalanche: 4, Blackhawks: 0

Bruins: 3, Sharks: 1

Today’s Schedule:

*All Times EST* 

New Jersey Devils vs. New York Islanders, 7:30 p.m.

Calgary Flames vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, 7 p.m.

More From National Hockey Now:

Carolina: The Hurricanes of recalled goalie Pytor Kochetkov in the wake of Frederik Anderson’s injury.

Philadelphia: The Flyers made a statement with a win over the Oilers.

Pittsburgh: Lineup changes are coming for the Penguins. Who’s in, and who’s out?

Boston: The Bruins have won their first three games of the season, with the latest coming last night against the Sharks.

Detroit: A weekend tilt in Ottawa is an opportunity for redemption for the Red Wings.

Florida: After 30 years in South Florida, Panthers fans are much more hockey savvy than they once were.

Montreal: The Canadiens’ blue line is in flux. Here’s the good and the bad of the situation.

Colorado: None of the new additions to the Avalanche have contributed much so far, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to worry.

Chicago: Speaking of the Avalanche….never mind, the Blackhawks probably don’t want to after losing in Denver last night.

San Jose: Is Kevin LaBanc still a member of the Sharks? Yes, but there was some confusion over that fact.

Vegas: A potential save of the year candidate from Logan Thompson helped the Golden Knights win their fifth game to open the season.




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