The New York Islanders were looking forward to hosting the Buffalo Sabres twice this week following their rough road trip but COVID-19 has caused postponements. Not only was the first game changed to a later date, but the second game as well, so the Islanders are off until they play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. These stories and more on today’s daily links!
The Islanders were suppose to play the Sabres this past Tuesday and upcoming Thursday, but the games have been postponed due to COVID protocols. The Islanders have managed to stay away from any COVID issues during the course of this season.(NYI Hockey Now)
With the second Sabres game being postponed as well. the Islanders will not play again until Saturday. (NYI Hockey Now)
Hockey Night NY: Christian Arnold and Sean Cuthbert are joined by MSG Network’s Shannon Hogan, as they try to figure out what’s got the Islanders sputtering out of the gate nine games into the season. (HN New York)
The New Jersey Devils’ COVID-19 outbreak has impacted the Sabres, the team they played twice this past weekend. This has forced the first postponements of the Islanders’ season. (Newsday)
The Boston Bruins’ Games against the Buffalo Sabres has been postponed due to COVID Protocols. (Boston Hockey Now)
Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby is on fire this season. But other big names have struggled out of the gate. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Minnesota Wild last night by a score of 4-1. Adrian Dater is back with his player ratings for Colorado. (Colorado Hockey Now)
The San Jose Sharks have not performed well so far this season. Sheng Peng hops on the Locked On Sharks podcast to discuss what needs to change. (San Jose Hockey Now).
Newly acquired Columbus Blue Jacket Patrik Laine struggled in the losing effort to the Dallas Stars. (NHL.com)
The Buffalo Sabres had all games postponed through at least Monday due to NHL COVID-19 protocol. In addition, their training facility is closed until further notice. (NHL.com)
Montreal Canadiens’ captain Shea Weber waves to a crowd-less Bell Centre for reaching a career milestone. (NHL.com)
The NHL is celebrating Black History Month in February. Throughout the month, NHL.com will be featuring people of color who have made or are looking to make their mark in the hockey world. Today, we look at the first all-Black line in Canada college hockey. (NHL.com)
Insider Trading: Calgary Flames are in no rush to trade Sam Bennett. (TSN.ca)
Colorado Avalanche superstar Nathan Mackinnon’s injury was worse than it looked. He is considered week-to-week with a “lower-body” injury. (TSN.ca)