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The New York Islanders were back in action Thursday after seeing their last two contests postponed. The Islanders picked up their first point in their last nine games, as they lost to the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in overtime. Butch Goring was not alongside Brendan Burke last night, as Joe Micheletti stepped in. If the Islanders want to turn their season around, Anders Lee will need to play a big role.

These stories and more in today’s daily links!

The New York Islanders finally picked up a point, but the losing streak continued with a 2-1 loss in overtime to the San Jose Sharks at UBS Arena. The Islanders are now 5-10-3 this season and 0-8-1 in their last nine games. Here’s how it happened. (NYI Hockey Now)

Not even the New York Islanders broadcasters seem like they can avoid the injured list right now. MSG+ analyst Butch Goring is out for Thursday’s return to action after undergoing shoulder surgery, Newsday reported. He will not return until next week. New York Rangers analyst Joe Micheletti will fill on Thursday when the New York Islanders face the San Jose Sharks at UBS Arena. The Rangers played on Wednesday, leaving Micheletti available to fill in for Goring. (NYI Hockey Now)

The New York Islanders are coming out of their COVID-19 pause looking to rewrite their season, with the first few chapters being anything but a best seller. Although there have been several players that have failed to live up to expectations this season, one player that needs to look significantly stronger out of this mini-break is Islanders’ captain Anders Lee. (NYI Hockey Now)

The Boston Bruins defeated the Nashville Predators on Thursday by a score of 2-0. Jeremy Swayman picked up his third career shutout stopping a career-high 42 saves while Jake Debrusk, who asked for a trade and has been booed by the fanbase, scored his fourth of the season. Here are the talking points from the win. (Boston Hockey Now)

Just start calling the Florida Panthers the “Comeback Kids” already. Down 3-0 with 10 minutes left in the second period, rookie Lucas Carlson scored his first NHL goal, which sparked a three-goal second period before the Panthers pulled away to win 7-4. “It felt great to get the first one” said Carlson. (Florida Hockey Now)

The Washington Capitals fell to the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in a shootout on Thursday night. The Caps did not get off to a strong start, but captain Alex Ovechkin sparked his team, who eventually got a lead but was unable to hold on in the third period. Patrick Kane had the game-winner in the shootout while the Capitals hit the post twice. Here are the takeaways from the frustrating loss. (Washington Hockey Now)

For the 27th time on Wednesday, the Detroit Red Wings were facing a team for the very first time. Via their 4-3 shootout decision over the Seattle Kraken, Detroit improved to 18-7-2 in initial meetings with NHL expansion franchises. Let’s take a skate down memory lane. (Detroit Hockey Now)

After weeks of talk, frustration and consternation, the Montreal Canadiens put together 60 minutes of boring, defensive-minded, counter-attacking hockey. Unfortunately, all they could do was limit the damage as they lost 4-1 to the Colorado Avalanche. Here’s how it happened. (Montreal Hockey Now)

Colorado Avalanche netminder Darcy Kuemper did not play against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. It turns out he was injured at morning skate prior to the contest, as a puck hit him up high towards the head area and was dealing with symptoms. There is no timetable for his return at this time. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Jack Eichel has begun skating in his slow but steady return to the NHL. The newly acquired Golden Knight has been spotted skating in North Carolina by Brandon Wong, a skill and development hockey coach. Eichel underwent successful artificial disk replacement surgery on November 12, 2021. Eichel was spotted in full Vegas Golden Knights gear complete with number nine on the back of his helmet. (Vegas Hockey Now)

Timo Meier has been lighting up the lamp late in games this season, but this time, he gave a gift. Meier set up defenseman Erik Karlsson’s game-winning goal at the 39-second mark of overtime to secure a 2-1 victory for the San Jose Sharks over the New York Islanders at UBS Arena. But how did he find Karlsson on that play? (San Jose Hockey Now)

Thursday night’s game between the Calgary Flames and Los Angeles Kings was the kind of tilt that made you realize what hockey fans missed most during last year’s pandemic-shortened season. It was a true rivalry game. There was a little love, some intense hatred, spectacular goaltending, and a few great goals. In the end, the Flames claimed a 3-2 victory over their Pacific Division rival. (Calgary Hockey Now)

The Tampa Bay Lightning unveiled their 2022 Stadium Series jerseys as they will face the Predators outside in Nashville on Feb. 26. Lightning captain Steven Stamkos put on a cowboy hat as the country music vibe was surely on display. Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski made a special appearance as well. (NHL)

Brendan Gallagher has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the Montreal Canadiens next five games while in quarantine. The forward and defenseman Sami Niku were placed in NHL COVID-19 protocol Thursday and must quarantine for 10 days. Niku also tested positive, according to the Canadiens. (NHL)

Goaltender Malcon Subban was traded from the Chicago Blackhawks to the Buffalo Sabres for future considerations on Thursday. Subban has not appeared in a game for Chicago this season, after being sent down to Rockford of the AHL after training camp. (NHL)

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