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The New York Islanders defeated the Philadelphia Flyers last night in the shootout and now have soul possession of first place in the East Division.  Islanders forward Brock Nelson scored a goal in regulation and then the eventual shootout winner. It was not a pretty game at all by the Islanders, but they found a way. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

The night started with a goal from Brock Nelson and ended with one from him too as the New York Islanders defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in the shootout. The victory moved the Islanders into sole possession of first place in the East Division after Washington lost to Boston. (NYI Hockey Now)

New players in town, it was the same results the New York Islanders had against the Philadelphia Flyers in their last matchup. Less than a week ago, the two teams went to a shootout with the Islanders edging Philadelphia, 3-2. On Thursday night, the score and how it ended were identical. Let’s take a look at what went right and wrong for the Islanders’ in this latest shootout victory. (NYI Hockey Now)

The New York Islanders won 3-2 in a shootout against the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday in their first game after trading for forwards Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac. (

The Islanders surely will play better games with Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac now in their lineup. But style points are not important in the standings, just points. So the dual debuts of the former Devils wound up successful writes Andrew Gross. (Newsday)

Oliver Wahlstrom and Kieffer Bellows did not play for the Islanders on Thursday night against the Flyers at Nassau Coliseum after Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac were acquired from the Devils on Wednesday. (Newsday)

Here are the Talking Points from another impressive performance by Boston Bruins rookie goaltender Jeremy Swayman (31 saves) who enjoyed every moment of a gutsy performance by himself and his team in front of him as the Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 for their first win streak since March 16-18. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins erased any stench of their two-game losing streak and accompanying awful team defense in the first minutes of their rematch against the New York Rangers. The Penguins made simple plays to work low in the New York zone and dominated the first 20 minutes. From there, the Penguins owned the game and cruised to a 5-2 win over New York at Madison Square Garden. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

On Thursday night, the Flyers fell in a shootout once again. They got one point to stay somewhat afloat, but really needed the extra one. (Philly Hockey Now)

The Panthers have a pretty good chance of opening the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Carolina Hurricanes. They probably would rather play someone else. (Florida Hockey Now)

Welcome to our second edition of Why Not? featuring the Philadelphia Flyers Scott Laughton. Why Not? takes a look at various players around the league and how they might fit with the Vegas Golden Knights ahead of the NHL trade deadline. (Vegas Hockey Now)

Per a source close to the situation, Colorado Avalanche forward prospects Alex Newhook and Sampo Ranta could make their pro debuts with the AHL Colorado Eagles this weekend, barring any issues with immigration. (Colorado Hockey Now)

In this installment of my “30 Sharks” series for San Jose Hockey Now, Ryan Cowley speaks with Jimmy Waite, who discusses his career with the Sharks, his relationship with Arturs Irbe, and the friendships he made in the Bay Area. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Steven Stamkos scored for the Tampa Bay Lightning before leaving with an injury in a 6-4 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Thursday. (NHL)

Welcome to the 2020-21 NHL Trade Tracker, the official list of completed trades since Oct. 1, 2020. This is your one-stop shop for news, analysis and reaction from around the NHL as teams position themselves for the present and beyond. (NHL)

Brett Connolly, Riley Stillman, Henrik Borgstrom, and a seventh-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft were traded to the Chicago Blackhawks by the Florida Panthers on Thursday. Florida received defenseman Lucas Carlsson and center Lucas Wallmark. (NHL)

In the latest NHL Buzz, Carey Price is out until at least next week for the Canadiens. Rick Bowness is out of COVID-19 protocol will coach Stars. Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin skates for the first time since injury. (NHL)

Goalies traditionally aren’t a huge component of the NHL Trade Deadline. This season could be one of the exceptions to the rule, much in the same manner last season was. (NHL)

Tanner Pearson agreed to a three-year, $9.75 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday. It has an average annual value of $3.25 million. (NHL)

NHL Trade Buzz: Savard scratched by Blue Jackets, Devils may not be done; Palmieri move to Islanders shakes up the forward market (NHL)

After a quiet month leading up to the trade deadline, the market is starting to heat up with two trades in as many days. (TSN)

There appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel for the Vancouver Canucks when it comes to their recent COVID-19 outbreak. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Canucks had no positive case results on Wednesday night, the first day with no additional cases in several days. (TSN)

As Taylor Hall trade rumors continue to swirl, here are four potential landing spots for the Sabres winger. (Sporting News)

The Toronto Maple Leafs keep working the phones trying to complete a deal before Monday’s trade deadline. General manager Kyle Dubas is willing to trade high draft picks or prospects and reportedly have also been open to moving forwards Alexander Kerfoot, Pierre Engvall, and defenseman Travis Dermott. (NHL Trade Rumors)

The Taylor Hall sweepstakes are almost over as the Buffalo Sabres have held the left-winger out of the lineup as they close in on a trade. The deadline to make the move is 3 pm eastern on Monday and from all accounts, the trade will be done before time expires. It also sounds like Hall’s trade will have a contract extension announcement tied to it as according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Hall is open to extending a deal with his new team. (NHL Trade Rumors)




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