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The New York Islanders (15-6-4) host the Boston Bruins (13-6-3) tonight as they look to push their point streak to nine games and their home point streak to 13 games. Dan Rosen of NHL.com joins the Hockey Night in New York Podcast. This story and more on today’s daily links!

This week on Hockey Night in New York, Dan Rosen of NHL.com joins the show to discuss the Tom Wilson hit and suspension, what will happen with Jack Eichel in Buffalo and a lot of New York Islanders chatter. (NYI Hockey Now)

Most everything has gone right lately for the East Division-leading Islanders, who have won five straight and are on a 7-0-1 streak entering Tuesday night’s game against the Bruins as they continue a five-game homestand. But Ryan Pulock still has not found the back of the net. (Newsday)

The Islanders are buyers at this trade deadline, let’s make that clear. What we’re looking at with this piece are the Islanders’ tradable assets to try to upgrade their lineup ahead of the April 12 deadline and what increasingly appears to be another chance to make a serious run at a Stanley Cup. (The Athletic)

Islanders’ second-line centerman Brock Nelson had a strong weekend against the Buffalo Sabres as he picked up at least a point in each game. He is riding a three-game point streak and a two-game goal streak into the contest against the Boston Bruins. (Puck Prose)

Islanders head coach Barry Trotz will coach his 1,700 NHL game tonight against the Boston Bruins. He will be the third coach in NHL history to reach that mark. (NHL.com)

Islanders fans are excited to return to “The Barn” as season ticket holders were given priority access to purchase tickets for the next seven home games back on Monday. “It’s like being a kid on Christmas”. (NY Sportsday)

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask may not make the trip with his team to Long Island today for their tilt with the New York Islanders Tuesday night. When Rask got pulled for the extra skater with his team down 1-0 late in the Bruins’ 1-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils Sunday, he raced to the bench in obvious pain and grabbing his lower back. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Philadelphia Flyers just didn’t have it on Sunday night against the Washington Capitals. In their final game of a tough stretch of four games in six days, they came out hot but then fell flat. The Flyers defense broke down a few times and it cost them. (Philly Hockey Now)

Pittsburgh Penguins depth forward Colton Sceviour had a unique day. The Penguins activated Sceviour from the NHL COVID protocol then waived the forward. According to GM Ron Hextall, the team also reassigned forward Josh Currie, goalie Emil Larmi and defenseman Josh Maniscalco from the taxi squad to the WBS Penguins of the AHL. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

In his postgame meeting with the press Sunday night, Jonathan Huberdeau said his Florida Panthers just “need to forget about this one” and move on after a 4-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. He certainly is not wrong. (Florida Hockey Now)

One, one, and one. That’s the record so far on this long, long homestand for the Avalanche, one that isn’t sitting so well with the impatient fan base. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The Golden Knights’ six-game winning streak ended Monday, as they fell 2-0 to the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. Vegas dropped to 1-4-0 all-time in Prince’s home state, but Purple Rain is more of a flood the Golden Knights must trek in that building. (Vegas Hockey Now)

On the latest Locked on Sharks podcast Kyle goes on an epic Erik Karlsson rant for the first 10 minutes of the podcast and JD just silently nods in agreement. Then we get into the rest of the San Jose Sharks game, including first-line forward John Leonard (12:00) and the rest of the young San Jose Sharks forward corps. Then we talk about Devan Dubnyk’s night (15:30), break down the power-play goal (20:30), and what we expect the lines to be going into Friday’s game (25:00). (San Jose Hockey Now)

Kaapo Kahkonen made 26 saves for his first NHL shutout, and the Minnesota Wild denied the Vegas Golden Knights a seventh straight win with a 2-0 victory at Xcel Energy Center on Monday. (NHL.com)

Auston Matthews’ right wrist injury is affecting his shot and how the Toronto Maple Leafs are using the center, coach Sheldon Keefe said Monday. (NHL.com)

Antti Raanta made 16 saves in relief of injured Darcy Kuemper in the third period for the Arizona Coyotes in a 3-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena on Monday. (NHL.com)

Dallas Eakins received an endorsement as Anaheim Ducks coach from Bob Murray, and the general manager said he is still trying to upgrade the roster, according to the Orange County Register. (NHL.com)

NHL.com ranks the top 100 fantasy hockey forwards for the rest of the 2020-21 season in standard leagues. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the “NHL Fantasy on Ice” podcast. (NHL.com)

After struggling throughout the month of February, Carey Price appears to be back to his old self, posting a save percentage of .963 or better in each of his past three starts. (TSN.ca)

If it wasn’t obvious from Auston Matthews’ lack of offensive production over three games since returning to the Leafs’ lineup from a hand injury, the centre openly admits he isn’t close to fully recovered from the ailment. (TSN.ca)

With Edmonton Oilers’ captain Connor McDavid leading the pack, the 2015 draft class is dominating the NHL. (TSN.ca)

The NHL’s struggles with mental health this season: How players are confronting anxiety and isolation (ESPN)

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