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NYHN Daily: Islanders Comeback Weekend, Dobson’s Confidence Growing & More

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The New York islanders look to avoid their 12th straight loss when they face the Ottawa Senators tonight. It was a weekend of comebacks for the Islanders as they have picked up points now in three straight games. Islanders defenseman Noah Dobson has been playing much better lately as his confidence is growing.

These stories and more in today’s daily links!

It was a weekend of comebacks for the New York Islanders. After eight straight regulation losses, the Islanders have picked up a point in each of the last three games. This past weekend, a back-to-back in Detroit and then hosting Chicago, the Islanders came from behind to force overtime in both games. Here are the takeaways from the Islanders’ performance this past weekend. (NYI Hockey Now)

Islanders defenseman Noah Dobson has shown flashes of brilliance this season, but not at the consistent level expected. Entering the season, Dobson’s role grew, as he became a top-four defenseman alongside Zdeno Chara. But after a rough start to the season for him, and many others, we are seeing Dobson settling in, and has been playing with a lot of confidence. (Newsday)

The Boston Bruins welcomed goaltender Tuukka Rask back to practice. He started the season on the injured list, and despite not having a current contract with the Bruins, the NHL has allowed him to use the Boston practice facility and more. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Seattle Kraken 6-1 on Monday night. Jake Guentzel and Jeff Carter both scored twice as Casey DeSmith stopped 28 of 29 for his first win of the season. Here’s how it happened. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Florida Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau was awarded NHL’s first star of the week. Huberdeau played a crucial role in the Panthers’ theee comeback wins this past weekend, with nine points. (Florida Hockey Now)

The Washington Capitals defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 in a shootout on Monday night. Tom Wilson scored his 100th career goal, Alex Ovechkin reaches 40-point mark and more. Here’s the takeaways from the win. (Washington Hockey Now)

The Detroit Red Wings placed defenseman Marc Staal on the team’s COVID-19 list. Tyler Bertuzzi is already on the list. Defenseman Danny DeKeyser has just come off the COVID-19 list. There is no timetable for his return to the club. (Detroit Hockey Now)

The Montreal Canadiens have truly struggled this season. The injury bug has not helped their case, as Tyler Toffoli is the latest to hit the injured list. He is week-to-week with an upper body injury, and could be out a while said head coach Dominique Ducharme. (Montreal Hockey Now)

When Oskar Olausson was selected 28th overall by the Avalanche in the first round of this year’s NHL draft, there were the usual bromides by the team and some other partisan observers. There was shock that he was still on the board and he could play a major role with Colorado next season. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The San Jose Sharks waived Evander Kane, who reported to the Barracuda of the AHL. It’s hard to trade a player that has all these off-ice issues so how can the Sharks get a move done? (San Jose Hockey Now)

After Travis Green was fired by the Vancouver Canucks, Bruce Boudreau was hired to help right the ship. In his first game behind the bench, the Vancouver crowed changed “Bruce, there it is” as the Canucks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-0. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

The Philadelphia Flyers have relieved head coach Alain Vigneault of his duties on Monday. His assistant, Michel Therrien, was also relieved of his duties. Assistant coach Mike Yeo, former head coach of the Minnesota Wild, will be the interim head coach until a suitable replacement is brought in. (NHL)

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Neal Pionk has been suspended two games for kneeing Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Rasmus Sandin on Sunday. (NHL)

 

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