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NYHN Daily: Islanders Beat Blackhawks, Bossy Battles Cancer & More



UNIONDALE, NY - JUNE 03: New York Islanders fans cheer during the third period of Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round between the Boston Bruins and the New York Islanders on June 3, 2021, at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. (Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire)

The New York Islanders defeated the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday by score of 4-1. Netminder Ilya Sorokin stole the show as he stopped 39 shots and Oliver Wahlstrom netted two. Mike Bossy announces he is battling lung cancer.

These stories and more in today’s daily links!

The Islanders got their first win of the season in Chicago. Sorokin and to play, standing tall before the Islanders took over in the third period. Wahlstrom scored twice and made an impact on three of the four goals. (NYI Hockey Now)

New York Islanders legend Mike Bossy re vealed on Tuesday that he was stepping away from his role as a commentator for TVA’s coverage of the NHL as battles lung cancer. Bossy made the stunning announcement in an open letter on TVA Sports’ website. (NYI Hockey Now)

As the work at UBS Arena continues, the latest installment is the banners, which went up on Tuesday. Watch them get raised to the rafters here. (NYI Hockey Now)

Arthur Staple is known as the Islanders beat writer for The Athletic. He adds to that role, as he will be covering the New York Rangers as Rick Carpaniello, after 43 years, hangs up the skates. (The Athletic)

Trevor Swayman is set to start in consecutive games for the Boston Bruins. Linus Ullmark will make his Bruins debut on Friday, against his former team, the Buffalo Sabres. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins offense struggled mightily to break through the Dallas Stars defense on Tuesday night. Because of the play of Tristan Jarry in goal, a point was earned but a 2-1 shootout loss was the result. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now

The Washington Capitals welcomed the Colorado Avalanche to town. It was domination in D.C. as Washington won 6-3. Evgeni Kuznetsov led the offense while a couple of milestones were hit. (Washington Hockey Now)

The Montreal Canadiens are off to a historically bad start. They are 0-4 for the first time since 1995 and despite the success last postseason, that is all forgotten given the early struggles. (Montreal Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers got an incredible start by 20-year old Spencer Knight on Tuesday against the rival Tampa Bay Lightning. It was Knight’s first start of the season and what a memorable night it was for him and his team. (Florida Hockey Now)

Despite ending up in concussion-protocol, but passing, Detroit Red Wings rookie Lucas Raymond netted his first career NHL goal. HIs tally sparked the offense as Detroit beat the Columbus Blues Jackets 4-1. (Detroit Hockey Now)

The Vegas Golden Knights saw their captain, Mark Stone, leave with an injury last Thursday. While there is not too much information about the injury, the good news is surgery will not be required. (Vegas Hockey Now

It’s hard to worry about a team with Stanley Cup aspirations, a team that has one of the best players in the NHL on their roster in Nathan Mackinnon. But after three games, a 1-2-0 start, Adrian Dater is worried about the Colorado Avalanche. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The San Jose Sharks defeated the Montreal Canadiens 5-0 on Tuessday. Logan Couture is playing like a top centerman after struggling last season, as he is happy and healthy. (San Jose Hockey Now)

The Buffalo Sabres are 3-0. Yeah, you read that right as they defeated the Vancouver Canucks by a score of 5-2. The Vancouver Canucks were outworked. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

Tuesday’s lines in Calgary Flames practice opened some eyes. Head coach Darryl Sutter doesn’t like to number them, but the movement from top to bottom showed that he’s still trying to figure out how to get the best out of some of his players. (Calgary Hockey Now)

Kyle Okposo scored his 200th goal of his NHL career on Tuesday night, as the Buffalo Sabres dominated the Canucks, winning 5-2. They have won their first three games and for a team not expected to do anything, need to ride this strong start. (NHL)

With the Minnesota Wild trailing by two late in the third, the comeback of the season occurred as they scored twice, the last one with the net empty. The Winnipeg Jets thought they scored an empty-netter, but the goal was challenged for offsides and it was. Joel Eriksson-Ek got the tying goal and then won it on the powerplay in overtime for his first career hat trick. (NHL)

Mike Smith was pulled in the Oilers game against the Ducks. This move sparked Edmonton to battle out of a hole and come from behind to win 6-5. Leon Draisaitl led the offense with two goals and two assists. (NHL)

The New Jersey Devils lost Jack Hughes to injury Tuesday night in a battle with the Seattle Kraken. He is considered day-to-day. In the win, Dawson Mercer scored his first career NHL goal. (NHL)