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NYHN Daily: Changes Coming to the Islanders Second Line, Zdeno Chara & More



New York Islanders

The New York Islanders will look to get back in the win column on Saturday, but there are plenty of questions abound about the team. Zdeno Chara has struggled early with the Islanders and the second line was called out by Barry Trotz.

All these stories and more in today’s NYHN Daily!

Zdeno Chara hasn’t lived up to the expectations the New York Islanders had for him through the first four games of the season. He has struggled to find his footing with a new group and the Isles could benefit from having him sit a game. (NYI Hockey Now)

Chara hasn’t been the only player to struggle through the early part of the season and head coach Barry Trotz put the second line on notice for its lack of production. Could there be a change coming on Saturday? (NYI Hockey Now)

Linus Ullmark put any doubt to rest about what he can do for the Boston Bruins. Ullmark helped backstop Boston to a 4-1 win over his former team on Friday night. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers may have created one of the best third lines in the NHL right now. In two games since they moved Sam Reinhart to the third line, it has combined for 10 points. (Florida Hockey Now)

Sidney Crosby spoke with the media on Friday after practicing with the Pittsburgh Penguins. There is still no timetable for his return. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Jonathan Dahlen has been fitting in on the San Jose Sharks top line. What he’s been able to do for San Jose was on full display during their 5-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Vegas head coach Peter DeBoer figured his team would need three goals to win on Friday. They did that, but you can’t win when you give up five to the Edmonton Oilers. (Vegas Hockey Now)

The Montreal Canadiens are off to an 0-5 start to the year. The noise outside the room about the poor start isn’t rattling head coach Dominique Ducharme. (Montreal Hockey Now)

A three-goal second period led to a Toronto Maple Leafs defeat at the hands of the San Jose Sharks. (Toronto Hockey Now)