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NHL Today: Islanders Losing Streak Hits Six; Latest Injury Updates; Oilers Look Like Themselves



Good morning, my name is Andrew Fantucchio. It’s Thursday, November 16, and here’s what’s happening around the NHL today.

Islanders Fall In OT To Extend Losing Streak:

Bo Horvat made his long-awaited return to Vancouver last night as the New York Islanders visited the Canucks.

While the fans in attendance who booed Horvat certainly put a damper on the night, it was nothing compared to Quinn Hughes’ goal in overtime that sealed the extra point for the Canucks and extended the Islanders losing streak to six games.

Instant Islanders: Losing Streak Hits Six Games In Horvat’s Return To Vancouver

Soucy & Thompson On The Shelf:

Prior to the game against the Islanders, the Canucks announced that defenseman Carson Soucy is going to miss the next six to eight weeks with a lower-body injury after he blocked a slap shot from Juraj Slafkovsky in Vancouver’s victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Buffalo Sabres are expecting to be without Tage Thompson for a ‘significant amount of time,’ said the team’s head coach Don Granato.

Thompson left, did not return to action in the Sabres game against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, and was later diagnosed with a wrist injury. He is considered to be week-to-week.

Oilers Beginning To Operate:

The Edmonton Oilers sputtered out of the gate this season, but it appears all it took to fix their ailments was a change behind the bench.

In their first two games under new head coach Kris Knoblauch, the Oilers are a perfect 2-0-0. Evander Kane’s hat trick powered Edmonton to an overtime victory over the Seattle Kraken last night, providing the Oilers with their first pair of back-to-back wins this season.

Yesterday’s Scoreboard:

Canucks: 4, Islanders: 3 (OT)

Flyers: 3, Hurricanes: 1

Oilers: 4, Kraken: 3 (OT)

Avalanche: 8, Ducks: 2

Today’s Schedule:

All Times EST

New York Islanders vs. Seattle Kraken, 10 p.m.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Ottawa Senators, 2 p.m.

Arizona Coyotes vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, 7 p.m.

Vegas Golden Knights vs. Montreal Canadiens, 7 p.m.

New Jersey Devils vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Chicago Blackhawks. 8 p.m.

Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames, 9 p.m.

Florida Panthers vs. Los Angeles Kings, 10:30 p.m.

St.Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks, 10:30 p.m.

More From National Hockey Now:

Carolina: Inconsistent play from the Carolina Hurricanes led to their first loss at home this season.

Philadelphia: Carter Hart was dominant in his return for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Pittsburgh: Rikard Raekell has been a slump to start the year for the Pittsburgh Penguins, but he doesn’t see any difference in himself from a year ago.

Detroit: The Detroit Red Wings will be without their starting goaltender for their most exciting trip of the season.

Montreal: A questionable penalty called on Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher cost the Habs two points on Tuesday. The next morning, Gallagher shared his thoughts on the blown call.

Colorado: Head inside the Colorado Avalanche locker room following their blowout victory.

San Jose: The San Jose Sharks are an abysmal hockey team. So, how did their value increase by 40% in the last year?