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NYHN Daily: Islander Fans Will be Back at Nassau Coliseum Soon & More



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The New York Islanders (5-4-2) look to extend their winning streak tonight when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins (5-5-1). Yesterday, the Islanders were quick to post following New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement on opening up sport arenas. Would you be comfortable going to an Islander game? These stories and more on today’s daily links!

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that sports arenas in the state could open with limited capacity beginning on Feb. 23.  The new edict allows any arena or stadium with over 10,000 person capacity to reopen with 10 percent capacity being admitted. (NYI Hockey Now)

Would you feel comfortable attending Islanders games? Take our poll here. (NYI Hockey Now)

Through the first 11 games of the season, Noah Dobson has continued to make impressive strides. (NYI Hockey Now)

Ken Hitchcock didn’t plan on sending a text or placing a congratulatory call to his good friend, Islanders head coach Barry Trotz. Of all the coaches on the all-time NHL coaching wins list, it’s fitting that Trotz passed Hitchcock on Monday with win No. 850. (The Athletic)

Despite a beautiful overtime-winning goal last night by Boston Bruins Brad Marchand, he is not happy with the way video replay affected the game. (Boston Hockey Now)

During the Pittsburgh Penguins practice yesterday, the team welcomed back defenseman Marcus Pettersson returned. However, star forward Evgeni Malkin left practice early. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Philadelphia Flyers game on Sunday against the New York Rangers has been postponed by NHL due to COVID protocol. (Philly Hockey Now)

The Colorado Avalanche welcomed three players back at practice yesterday. One of them being superstar Nathan Mackinnon. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The San Jose Sharks squeaked out another shootout win as Patrick Marleau bounced back, while Ryan Donato continued his strong start to season. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Florida Panthers’ Anthony Duclair has played well this season, but has yet to score a goal. He has had the chances and that goal is going to come any day now. (Florida Hockey Now)

Auston Matthews’ goal streak ended at eight games, but the Toronto Maple Leafs still took down the Montreal Canadiens. (

Despite Vegas Golden Knights’ forward Tomas Nosek being removed from the game on Tuesday after a positive COVID test result, the team’s game against the Anaheim Ducks today has not been postponed. (

Boston Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask left his net on accident late in the third period yesterday, as he thought his team was down one goal to the Rangers, when in fact the game was knotted at two. Luckily he can laugh the mental mistake off. (

Columbus Blue Jackets’ forward Patrik Laine has moved on from the benching that occurred on Monday night. (

Toronto Maple Leafs’ captain John Tavares only has one 5 on 5 goal this season. But he is not stressing over it. (

The Ottawa Senators put Artem Anisimov on waivers, while the Vancouver Canucks waived Loui Eriksson. (

After making his debut with the Winnipeg Jets, Pierre-Luc Dubois said that he could play much better. (