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It took defenseman Ryan Pulock 42 games, but there was no better time than on Sunday for him to score his first goal of the season for the New York Islanders. That goal came in overtime. (NYI Hockey Now)

The Islanders looked like a revitalized team in a dominating first period but let the Rangers come back right in the second. It stayed a tie into the extra frame until Pulock netted the game-winner. Let’s break down the good and bad for the Islanders in this one. (NYI Hockey Now)

There isn’t a better time to score your first goal for a new team than against one of its biggest rivals. Kyle Palmieri did that on Sunday night when he scored his first goal in a New York Islanders uniform against the New York Rangers. (NYI Hockey Now)

The New York Islanders added some depth on the blue line Sunday night when they added Braydon Coburn to their roster in a late-night deal with the Ottawa Senators. In exchange, the Islanders are sending a seventh-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. (NYI Hockey Now)

We’ve got a three-game sample size to work with now when looking at the Islanders’ new lineup upfront, so here are some thoughts on how they’ve looked with Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac in the mix, plus what the late-night addition of veteran defenseman Braydon Coburn means and whether Lou Lamoriello will remain quiet on Monday’s trade deadline day. (The Athletic)

There is no telling what tomorrow will bring, let alone 2031. But as long-term bets go, one could do worse than to predict that Ilya Sorokin and Igor Shesterkin still will be in net when the Islanders and Rangers meet a decade from now. (Newsday)

The Boston Bruins clearly understood they had serious deficiencies on their NHL roster this season and credit them for going and doing something about it. The B’s finished off their Sunday night fireworks ahead of the NHL trade deadline by sending a second-round pick and Anders Bjork to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for top-6 winger Taylor Hall and bottom-6 forward Curtis Lazar. (Boston Hockey Now)

The second Pittsburgh Penguins trade report on Sunday was the winner. After an earlier report from Sportsnet, which was walked back, semi-retired Bob McKenzie broke the news the Penguins GM Ron Hextall convinced the LA Kings to part with long-time winger Jeff Carter in exchange for a couple of conditional draft picks. According to McKenzie, the Kings also agreed to a 50% salary holdback. The Penguins traded a conditional 2022 third-round choice and a 2023 fourth-round pick to LA. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Flyers are expected to make at least one move today, as Scott Laughton, Nolan Patrick have had their names thrown around in trade rumors. (Philly Hockey Now)

As the NHL Trade Deadline approaches today at 3, the Florida Panthers are expected to make another move or two. Even though they have a solid hold on a playoff spot, general manager Bill Zito and the Panthers are looking beyond just making the postseason. (Florida Hockey Now)

Marc-Andre Fleury posted a 14-save shutout for his 484th career win, moving him into a tie for fourth all-time in the NHL with Eddie Belfour as the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Arizona Coyotes 1-0 on Sunday afternoon. (Vegas Hockey Now)

Dubnyk can’t wait to play for you, Avs fans. He also can’t wait to have Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, Gabe Landeskog, et. al., playing on his side now. “I’ve been on the other side of the firepower many times. It’s nice to be on the right side,” said Dubnyk, who did a Zoom call with Avs media this afternoon. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Columbus has traded Nick Foligno to Toronto, and they’re re-routing 25% of Foligno’s cap hit through the San Jose Sharks. Here’s the full deal. (San Jose Hockey Now)

As the hours count down on the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline, stay up to date with all the moves. (

Alex Iafallo and the Kings are negotiating a new contract that would keep the forward from becoming an unrestricted free agent after this season, but the 27-year-old could be traded before the deadline if they can’t reach an agreement, Sportsnet reported Saturday. TSN reported the Kings are similarly negotiating with forward Andreas Athanasiou, a potential restricted free agent after this season, before deciding whether to trade the 26-year-old. (

The NHL Trade Deadline is at 3 p.m. ET on Monday. Here are some players who could be moved before the deadline, listed by position in alphabetical order. (

Defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler was traded to the New Jersey Devils by the Washington Capitals on Sunday for a conditional third-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. (

Mike Reilly was traded to the Boston Bruins by the Ottawa Senators on Sunday for a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. The 27-year-old defenseman can become an unrestricted free agent after this season. He is in the final season of a two-year contract he signed with the Montreal Canadiens on June 26, 2019. (

David Rittich was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs by the Calgary Flames on Sunday for a third-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. (

Nick Foligno was acquired by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday in a three-team trade involving the Columbus Blue Jackets and San Jose Sharks. Columbus traded the forward for a first-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft and a fourth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft from Toronto. The Sharks received a fourth-round pick in 2021 from the Maple Leafs for forward Stefan Noesen. (

Jon Merrill was traded to the Montreal Canadiens by the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday for Hayden Verbeek and a fifth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. The 29-year-old defenseman can become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season. He has five assists in 36 games. (

TSN is doing a Trade Deadline Live Blog. What is the latest on Alex Iafallo? Do the Oilers shed cap? Are the Blue Jackets done? (TSN)