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NYHN Daily: Islanders Barzal Stays Hot, Varlamov Strong Again, & More



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The New York Islanders (5-4-3) look to continue their five-game point streak as they host the Boston Bruins (10-1-2) tonight on MSG +. Islanders star Mathew Barzal stayed red-hot as he scored a beautiful goal in the loss on Thursday. Islanders starting netminder Semyon Varlamov, despite taking the loss, put together another great performance. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

Islanders Mat Barzal extended his point streak on Thursday as he broke out the moves for highlight-reel goal. (NYI Hockey Now)

In the loss to the Penguins, Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov put together another good performance. (NYI Hockey Now

The Islanders may have an issue with their second-line defensive pairing. Nick Leddy and Scott Mayfield continued to struggle in the loss on Thursday. (The Athletic)

Islanders forward Anthony Beauvillier is close to returning to the lineup, as he practiced with the team today. (Newsday)

Backed by a strong performance from Jaroslav Halak, the Boston Bruins held onto a 1-0 lead to beat the New York Rangers. (Boston Hockey Now)

Zach Ashton-Reese returned to the Penguins’ lineup with a bang. The question is, will that string play continue? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Philsadelphia Flyers Oskar Lindblom and Scott Laughton added to NHL’s COVID Protocol list.(Phillly Hockey Now)

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Devon Toews is ready to return. The team gets good news on forward Matt Calvert as well. (Colorado Hockey Now

he fact that the San Jose Sharks have been on the longest road-trip ever is no excuse for their struggles said Logan Couture. (San Jose Hockey Now)

After 14 months since being fired by the Sharks, Vegas Golden Knights head coach Peter Deboer returns to San Jose. (Vegas Hockey Now)

NHL Buzz: Dubois leaves Jets practice, uncertain to face Senators. Artemi Panarin is day to day for Rangers; Tarasenko skates with Blues. (

After exiting the Florida Panthers game with a lower-body injury, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos was added to the NHL COVID-19 protocol List. (

After COVID-19 concerns, the Minnesota Wild went back to practice as they believed to have turned a page following all their postponements. (

To celebrate Hockey Day in Canada, here are the top players from each Canadian province. (

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Justin Holl has earned the trust of his team, as he has found his game at the age of 29. (

Winnipeg Jets prospect Cole Perfetti has been in isolation for 34 days. He called himself a quarantine professional. (