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The New York Islanders saw their three-game losing streak come to an end last night as they suffered a 4-3 shootout loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. With a win in regulation ever so close, the Penguins tied the game up and took the extra point. The turning point in the loss was Evgeni Malkin’s goal late in the third to force overtime. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

The New York Islanders were 18 seconds away from a win, but two of the biggest thorns in the side of the Isles forced overtime and then defeated them in the shootout. (NYI Hockey Now)

Down to the closing seconds in the game, Pittsburgh had pulled their netminder to have the six-on-five advantage. They were able to move the puck around the offensive zone before Evgeni Malkin lit the lamp to tie the game. (NYI Hockey Now)

Islanders forward Casey Cizikas put on the dangles while being harassed for a potential goal of the year. (NYI Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins had to battle through a strong defensive effort by the Islanders, but a great play late forced overtime and saw the Penguins walk away with two points. (NHL.com)

The Islanders spoke during their media availability yesterday prior to the game on what it would mean to see at least some fans in Nassau Coliseum this season. (NY Sportsday)

Boston Bruins’ defenseman Matt Grzelcyk cannot seem to stay healthy, as he will miss the rematch against the New York Rangers tomorrow with a lower-body injury. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Penguins came from behind last night to beat the Islanders in the shootout. Alan Saunders and Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now broke down the win. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Two forwards on the Philadelphia Flyers in Jakub Voracek and Morgan Frost were added to the NHL’s COVID-19 list. (Philly Hockey Now)

Good news for the Colorado Avalanche, as Nathan Mackinnon, Devon Toews, and P.E. Bellemare could all play on Sunday. (Colorado Hockey Now)

In the first meeting for the two Florida hockey clubs, the Florida Panthers took the game 5-2 over the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Florida Hockey Now)

Marc-Andre Fleury made his second consecutive start last night as starting netminder Robin Lehner is out with a lower-body injury. (Vegas Hockey Now)

The Anaheim Ducks shut out the Vegas Golden Knights last night, as Fleury picked up his first loss of the season. (NHL.com)

Mike Smith made 38 saves as the Edmonton Oilers shut out the Montreal Canadiens. (NHL.com)

Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar is concerned heading into his team’s game on Sunday. The team has not played since Feb 2 and looked sluggish at practice. (NHL.com)

In his return to Vancouver, Calgary Flames netminder Jacob Markstrom dominated as he gave his former team their sixth loss in a row. (TSN.ca)

Insider Trading: NHL exploring potential draft scenarios. (TSN.ca)

Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings started and finished strong as they pummeled the San Jose Sharks. (TSN.ca)

 

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