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The New York Islanders looked to end their two-game skid as they battled the Washington Capitals yet again Thursday night. However, the Islanders blew a 3-0 lead, in an ugly loss. The Islanders failed to play with the right mentality after the first period. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

The Islanders got out to a 3-0 when the first period came to a close last night. But the Capitals stormed back with six unanswered goals to win 6-3. (NYI Hockey Now)

Head coach Barry Trotz spoke strongly after Tuesday night’s loss that his team needed to have a playoff mentality. It seemed the Islanders got the message, but the team lost that mentality in the second period. (NYI Hockey Now)

The Islanders considered Tuesday’s loss a missed opportunity against a short-handed Capitals’ team. Last night’s loss was a blown one writes Andrew Gross (Newsday)

The Islanders came to Washington to take advantage of a Capitals’ team missing their top players. They came away empty-handed writes Arthur Staple. (The Athletic)

Islanders’ ticket sales at UBS Arena are bowling over. (NY Sportsday)

The Boston Bruins defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 last night, as they complete the two-game sweep. (Boston Hockey Now)

Something is wrong with Penguins’ forward Evgeni Malkin. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Following the Colorado Avalanche’s victory over the San Jose Sharks, Adrian Dater gives out his player grades. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The Metropolitan Riveters has withdrawn from the NWHL’s regular season. (NWHL. zone)

New York Rangers’ rookie and 2020 top pick Alexis Lafreniere gets his first NHL goal in overtime. (NHL.com)

Charlie McEvoy is ready to step up as the next great Boston Bruins defenseman. (ESPN.com)

Minnesota Wild forward Kevin Fiala has been suspended one game for his hit on Los Angeles Kings’ forward Matt Roy. (TSN.ca)

Zdeno Chara gets his first goal as a member of the Washington Capitals. (CBS Sports)

The Montreal Canadiens have extended their Director of Player Personnel Martin LaPointe for three more seasons. (TSN.ca)

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