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The New York Islanders (12-6-4) welcome the Buffalo Sabres (6-11-3) to town for a three-game set which begins tonight at 7 PM.  In the Islanders’ win back on Tuesday, Jean-Gabriel Pageau played a focal role. This story and more on today’s daily links!

Jean-Gabriel Pageau has been red-hot for the Islanders and that continued in the victory over the Devils. (NYI Hockey Now)

This week on Hockey Night in New York, Buffalo Sabres insider Joe Yerdon joined us to help preview the three-game mini-series between Buffalo and the Islanders. We discussed the ong

oing drama with Jack Eichel and Jeff Skinner and look at what Islanders fans can expect from Buffalo over the next three games. (NYI Hockey Now)

The streaking Islanders open a five-game homestand with the first of three straight games against, yes, the Sabres, on Thursday night at Nassau Coliseum. Coach Barry Trotz said planning for a three-game series is no different than two in a row or a single game writes Andrew Gross. (Newsday)

Here are the Talking Points from the Boston Bruins 2-1 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals in Zdeno Chara’s return to TD Garden on Wednesday night. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Philadelphia Flyers put up a performance to forget in a 5-2 loss to the Penguins on Tuesday night. In their first of three games in Pittsburgh, there were several Flyers defensive breakdowns and missed assignments. (Philly Hockey Now)

For those who missed Tuesday’s game or didn’t see enough of defenseman Mark Friedman to form an opinion, trust this: Pittsburgh Penguins fans are going to like this guy. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

It may only be the first of March, but after the past couple of days, who is not excited about the potential for a first-round playoff series between the Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes? (Florida Hockey Now)

It wouldn’t be an Avalanche game if we weren’t all clutching the pearls afterward, worried about the health of one of the team’s best players. So it was tonight too, with a third-period exit from the game by Nathan MacKinnon following a blindside hit to the head from Sharks player Joachim Blichfeld. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Ten goals in two games, two wins in completely different fashion, but all important in the same. The Golden Knights won 5-1 on Wednesday and widened their points percentage cushion on Minnesota with a game in hand. (Vegas Hockey Now)

After line-up changes that saw 10 players moved between the NHL and AHL rosters, the Barracuda were also shut out, 6-0 by the Bakersfield Condors earlier tonight. This was after a 2-0 start to the Barracuda’s home schedule. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Zach Parise was a healthy scratch for the first time in his nine seasons with the Minnesota Wild when they lost to the Vegas Golden Knights 5-1 on Wednesday. Parise did not agree with his coach’s decision. (NHL.com)

Zdeno Chara, who agreed to a one-year contract with the Washington Capitals this offseason, returned to face the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Wednesday. Both teams stopped and tapped their sticks in recognition of Chara’s return while the video played. (NHL.com)

Carey Price said he is eager to get working on simplifying things with Sean Burke, the Montreal Canadiens’ new director of goaltending. (NHL.com)

NHL.com ranks the top 25 fantasy hockey goalies for the rest of the 2020-21 season in standard leagues. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the “NHL Fantasy on Ice” podcast. (NHL.com)

Dave Tippett isn’t very happy with the Edmonton Oilers compete level after their 6-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night. (TSN.ca)

It’s fair to say the NHL is closely monitoring vaccine distribution in both countries. An especially slow rollout in Canada may mean that Canadian arenas could be empty or operating in limited capacities come October when the entire league is supposed to ramp up again. (TSN.ca)

 

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