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NYHN Daily: Islanders Need to Find Joy in Their Game & More



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The New York Islanders fell to the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime as they lose their fourth straight game. Prior to the defeat, Islanders’ head coach Barry Trotz stated that his guys needed to get the joy back in their game. This story and more on today’s daily links!

After collapsing in Thursday’s loss to the Capitals, the Islanders needed to find the joy in their game said head coach Barry Trotz. (NYI Hockey Now)

Islanders bounced back from a slow start but lost in overtime to the Philadelphia Flyers writes Andrew Gross. The Islanders probably deserved a better fate.  (Newsday)

Alex Ovechkin plays hero in his return to the Washington Capitals as he scored the game-winning overtime goal against the Boston Bruins. Zdeno Chara faced his former team for the first time since leaving this offseason. (Boston Hockey Now)

Even with a decimated backend, the Pittsburgh Penguins rally to defeat the New York Rangers in overtime. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Minnesota Wild by a score of 5-1 last night. Here are the player grades from the win. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers defeated the Detroit Red Wings in a shootout last night. Here is the game recap. (Florida Hockey Now)

The exhibition game between Barracudas and Silver Knights was suspended after two periods yesterday. While it was not due to a positive COVID-19 test, this issue does have a barring on the San Jose Sharks. (San Jose Hockey Now)

For the first time in NHL history, three number one overall picks score overtime goals in the same night. (

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals tied Gartner for seventh all-time with 708 career goals. (

Hockey Hall of Famer Willie O’Ree hopes that by him receiving the COVID-19 vaccine will help inspire the black community. (

In an early-season trade, the Ottawa Senators have dealt defenseman Christian Saros to the San Jose Sharks for forward Jack Kopacka and a 2022 seventh-round pick. (

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Victor Mete has requested a trade after being a healthy scratch so far this season. (

New assistant Manny Malhotra empowers the Toronto Maple Leafs’ power play. (

What’s wrong with the New York Rangers? Can they get back on track? It seems the expectations got a little beyond where they are reality wise. (