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The Islanders, fresh off their first win on home ice, are not back in action until tomorrow night when they face the Red Wings in Detroit. With the standing situation, the Islanders are in need of a winning streak.

This story and more in today’s daily links!

The Islanders picked up their win at UBS Arena on Saturday night, a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. It was an emotional win for sure, as New York played a brand of hockey similar to what was showcased in the postseason. The Islanders were desperate for a win and starting a new streak is of the utmost importance. (Newsday)

The Boston Bruins needed to see certain players step up their game. After upper management called out the team, the goaltender has been solid, helping the team win. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Wilkes-Barrie/Scranton picked up their first win in three games as they snapped their losing skid on Sunday afternoon. Defenseman P.O. Joseph led the way as he picked up a goal and two assists. Other prospects stepped up as well. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

As the Washington Capitals work through injuries and COVID-19 to remain atop the Metro, two of their top prospects in center Hendrix Lapierre and defenseman Vincent Iorio are in Calgary, battling for a spot on Team Canada’s roster for the 2022 World Junior Championships. (Washington Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers were unable to beat the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday, falling by a score of 3-2. The only way these two teams meet again is if both make it to the Stanley Cuo Finals. As of now, Colorado is the favorite to win the Stanley Cup while Florida has the second best odds, according to Fan Duel. (Florida Hockey Now)

Steve Yzerman’s initial first rounders, Moritz Seider (2019) and Lucas Raymond (2020), have proven themselves to be difference-makers in their first two months in the NHL.His next two first rounders, Simon Edvidsson (2021) and Sebastian Cossa (2021) look like they have the potential to do the same. (Detroit Hockey Now)

After being sent down earlier in season, Cole Caufield is still struggling to produce. But are the Montreal Canadiens to blame for not putting their prospects in a position to succeed? (Montreal Hockey Now)

The Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Minnesota Wild 6-4 on Sunday. Vegas saw their special teams come through big time, with two power-play goals on four tries, as well as killing off five of six penalties. This was a big step forward after the way the special teams units had been struggling. (Vegas Hockey Now)

The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Sunday. Forward Andre Burakovsky picked up three goals in the win, and his skill set and importance to the Avalanche should not be overlooked given his track record. (Colorado Hockey Now)

On the ice, Jayden Halbgewachs is an expert at scoring goals for the San Jose Barracuda. Off the ice, Halbgewachs takes his talents to the shores of Katepwa Lake. Get to know the San Jose prospect here. (San Jose Hockey Now)

The Vancouver Canucks defeated the Carolina Hurricanes Sunday by a score of 2-1. Head coach Bruce Boudreau was able to run all four lines effectively, top players in Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser scored, and more. Here are the takeaways from the win. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jacob MacDonald left the ice on a stretcher last night after taking a big hit by Florida Panthers forward Ryan Lomberg. There was no penalty on the play and the latest report is that he was responsive and had full movement. (NHL)

Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog will be out two weeks with a lower-body injury. The injury occurred in Friday’s 7-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. (TSN)

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