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NYHN Daily: Another Boston Beatdown, Islanders Having Fun & Ryan Pulock and Adam Pelech

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Things didn’t get too much better for the New York Islanders on Friday night in Boston. The Islanders dropped their second straight game 3-0 against a team whose number they’ve had most of the season. Michael Dal Colle and Leo Komarov were back in the lineup for the Isles with several players sidelined. Those stories and more in today’s daily links.

The Islanders were blanked by Boston in their second straight loss. They did maintain their spot in second in the East Division, couldn’t gain any ground on Washington or put some more space between themselves and Pittsburgh. A look at a few of the takeaways from the loss. (NYI Hockey Now

Michael Dal Colle and Leo Komarov were back in the lineup after Josh Bailey and Cal Clutterbuck were unable to play last night. Bailey and Dal Colle were both game-time decisions. (NYI Hockey Now)

While Thursday and Friday were not any Islanders’ best games, top pair defenseman Ryan Pulock and Adam Pelech have been getting the job done on the blue line. Over his three years as head coach of the Islanders, Barry Trotz’s trust in the two has only grown more and more. (Newsday)

The New York islanders’ rough couple of nights means that the power rankings might reflect that. In the latest from the Athletic, the Isles dropped from sixth to seventh… DUN DUN DUN! (The Athletic

Who says the Islanders aren’t allowed to have fun? Oliver Wahlstrom is finding ways to still have some despites his recent slump. (The Athletic

It feels as though someone is always getting their first of something against the Islanders. Boston Bruins rookie netminder Jeremy Swayman had his first shutout in the NHL against them. (Boston Hockey Now)

The battle for the sunshine state continues today between Tampa Bay and Florida. (Florida Hockey Now

The Pittsburgh Penguins feel they have the lineup that will get them to the playoffs. Is that true though? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now

The Colorado Avalanche have their season on hold until April 20 as a third player has tested positive for COVID-19. (Colorado Hockey Now

Exciting news for San Jose Sharks fans… They’ll be able to return to SAP Center beginning Apr. 26. (San Jose Hockey Now

An important game for Islanders fans to keep an eye on. The Philadelphia Flyers battle the Washington Capitals tonight. (Philly Hockey Now)

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