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The Islanders are back home today to take on their cross-town rival Rangers. Last game, Islanders young defenseman did not play as head coach Barry Trotz needs more from him on a nightly basis. This story and more on today’s daily links!

Islanders head coach Barry Trotz’s decision to sit Noah Dobson for Braydon Coburn on Sunday didn’t sit well with some people. Why was New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz sitting one of the team’s young talented defenseman for the veteran defenseman? (NYI Hockey Now)

The Boston Bruins are rolling with four wins in a row and they’re beginning to get all the pieces of their lineup back as well.Injured defenseman Matt Grzelcyk (upper body) is expected to return for the B’s when they travel to Buffalo to play the Sabres on Tuesday night at the First Niagara Center. Others will be returning shortly after. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins lost to the rejuvenated Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Sunday, and the Penguins universe ended. Done. Kaput. Penguins Facebook fan groups exclaimed the Penguins Stanley Cup hopes were over, while others fretted over the New York Rangers knocking them out of the playoffs. The Penguins lines are in shambles and all hope is lost. Everyone, deep breath. Breathe in. Breathe out. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

There aren’t a lot of things to look forward to the rest of the season for the Philadelphia Flyers. They’re all but mathematically eliminated from the playoff race and have laid a few stinkers since the trade deadline. However, there are a few young players worth keeping an eye on. Wade Allison is one of those players. (Philly Hockey Now)

Newly acquired Florida Panthers forward Sam Bennett had an impactful night. Literally. Bennett scored his first goal since the Panthers snagged him from the Calgary Flames at the NHL trade deadline last week. And Bennett made his presence felt in other ways, too. (Florida Hockey Now)

Mark Stone scored both goals on the power play in regulation and Patrick Marleau set a new record for most games played in NHL history as the Vegas Golden Knights beat the San Jose Sharks in a shootout 3-2 Monday night. (Vegas Hockey Now)

The moment has arrived. Patrick Marleau has officially set the NHL’s All-Time Games Played record at 1,768 regular-season games, starting for the San Jose Sharks against the Vegas Golden Knights tonight. The NHL paid tribute as Marleau broke Howe’s record and Twitter exploded with extraordinary statistics including Marleau has played with or against 37% of players who have EVER played in the NHL. The list of tributes from some of hockey’s most notable people poured in on Monday. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Pavel Francouz was declared out for the remainder of the season this past week and we initially had that news. The Avalanche have not disclosed any details around the specifics of the injury or surgery. However, if he had the same procedure as Semyon Varlamov in 2017, then we can piece together the puzzle. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Patrick Marleau passed Gordie Howe for most NHL games played when the San Jose Sharks forward reached No. 1,768 in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Monday. (NHL)

Connor McDavid had a goal and two assists in the third period, and the Edmonton Oilers rallied for a 4-1 win against the Montreal Canadiens at Rogers Place on Monday. (NHL)

Carey Price left after the first period with an upper-body injury for the Montreal Canadiens in a 4-1 loss at the Edmonton Oilers on Monday. (NHL)

Yanni Gourde scored at 2:50 of overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at Amalie Arena on Monday. (NHL)

Calle Jarnkrok and Luke Kunin each had a goal and an assist for the Nashville Predators in a 5-2 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena on Monday. (NHL)

Kevin Fiala had a goal and an assist to help the Minnesota Wild to their fourth straight win, 5-2 against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Monday. (NHL)

Roope Hintz had a goal and an assist for the Dallas Stars in a 3-2 shootout win against the Detroit Red Wings at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Monday. (NHL)

The Calgary Flames lost their second straight game on Monday, but forward Milan Lucic said the defeat was somewhat offset by the Montreal Canadiens falling to the Edmonton Oilers. (TSN)

Nick Foligno will help the Leafs fill the void with versatile winger Zach Hyman sidelined with a sprained MCL for at least the next two weeks. (TSN)

The TSN Mid-Season 2021 NHL Draft Rankings have become a Power Ranking. As in, Owen Power. (TSN)