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NYHN Daily: Islanders Face Capitals Amidst COVID Concerns & More



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The New York Islanders (19-6-4) face the Washington Capitals (18-6-4) tonight, with puck drop at 7 PM from D.C. Despite two Islanders landing on the NHL’s COVID List, this game is still scheduled to commence. The Islanders saw players step up with Lee out but now will need to continue to see that amidst the COVID issues. These stories and more on today’s NYHN Daily!

The Islanders trust the league and the doctors as they headed to Washington D.C. to face the Capitals following the Devils game on Sunday after two players found themselves on the NHL’s COVID List. (NYI Hockey Now)

The Islanders are following the ‘next man up’ mantra as they are being put to the test first with the Lee injury, and now COVID concerns. (NYI Hockey Now)

Check out the latest episode of Hockey Night in New York, as Christian Arnold and Sean Cutherbert were joined by David Pangotta of The Fourth Period as they discussed the Islanders location in the standings, Lee injury, and more. (Twitch)

Given the Anders Lee situation, the Islanders are more likely to buy at the trade deadline. Arthur Staple has a list of 25 candidates who could help this team get to where they want to go. (The Athletic)

The Islanders may have avoided a larger COVID-19 issue writes Andrew Gross. With Jean-Gabriel Pageau being cleared on Monday, only defenseman Noah Dobson remained on the NHL’s daily COVID protocol list. (Newsday)

The Boston Bruins outplayed the Pittsburgh Penguins Monday night, but still lost 4-1. Here are the talking points. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins hit the halfway point of the disjointed 2020-21 NHL season with their sixth straight win on Monday night. Fittingly, there won’t be any time for reflection because it was the first of back-to-back games with the Boston Bruins. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

After a back and forth affair, Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek carried the Philadelphia Flyers to an overtime win at Madison Square Garden. (Philly Hockey Now)

The Panthers seem to rather enjoy being down and coming back to win games. We know this. Monday night, the Florida comeback against the Blackhawks wasn’t all that dramatic but impressive nonetheless. (Florida Hockey Now)

Mark Stone is entering God mode with no end in sight as he has been red-hot for the Vegas Golden Knights. (Vegas Hockey Now)

In the latest Locked On Sharks podcast, the guys discussed the goaltending dual from Monday, the play of the fourth line, the questionable calls, and more. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Alex Ovechkin scored his 717th goal to tie Phil Esposito for sixth in NHL history, and the Washington Capitals won their fifth straight game, 6-0 against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center on Monday. (

Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist to reach 1,100 NHL points, and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Boston Bruins 4-1 at PPG Paints Arena on Monday. (

Artemi Panarin said he doesn’t plan to address the situation that led to his recent leave of absence from the New York Rangers until after the season is over. (

Carey Price made 34 saves in his 700th NHL game, and the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 at Bell MTS Place on Monday. (

Kirill Kaprizov’s fast start with the Minnesota Wild makes him the favorite for top rookie by panel. (

Ben Chiarot could be out for the rest of the regular season for the Montreal Canadiens after having surgery to repair a fractured hand Monday. (

The Calgary Flames won a third straight game under new head coach Darryl Sutter with a 4-3 victory Monday over the visiting Edmonton Oilers. (

A 19-year-old Russian hockey player has died after being hit in the head by the puck during a game, his club and the league said Tuesday. (

Though the Nashville Predators are on track to miss the playoffs this season, pending unrestricted free agent Pekka Rinne is not looking to be moved at the trade deadline. “I believe in this team,” Rinne told The Athletic. “I do want to retire as a Predator. (