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NYHN Daily: Islanders’ Poor Decisions Lead to Loss, Kieffer Bellows Game Breakdown & More



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The Islanders (3-3-0) are set to take on the Washington Capitals (4-0-3) again tonight, after falling to them on Tuesday. In that heartbreaking loss, poor decisions sunk the Islanders. Kieffer Bellows played well in Anthony Beauvillier’s spot (IR) in limited minutes. Andrew Ladd is a leader for the young players in Bridgeport. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

The Islanders saw opportunities go by the board in the 3-2 loss to the Capitals Tuesday night. Mismanagement also played a role, not something stated often with the Islanders in recent years. (NYI Hockey Now)

In the loss, Islanders’ winger Kieffer Bellows looked solid filling Anthony Beauvillier’s hole on the second line. He showed an offensive touch, despite not burying. (NYI Hockey Now)

Islanders have no place on their roster for veteran Andrew Ladd. For the second year in a row, he finds himself back in the AHL with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. While he could have gone down there with a negative attitude, he has taken a leadership role. (NYI Hockey Now)

Islanders head coach Barry Trotz was not a happy camper following the loss as he stated there would be changes coming to the lineup. In his latest, Andrew Gross laid out the options he believe will be the most beneficial for the Islanders. (Newsday)

In a shocking turn of events, Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford resigns. Rutherford was the architect of the team’s back-to-back Stanley Cup-winning teams in 2016 and 2017. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Boston Bruins are now without forward Jake DeBrusk, who has been ruled out for Thursday’s game with a lower-body injury. Goaltender Tuukka Rask is not feeling 100-percent as he missed practice Wednesday. (Boston Hockey Now)

Florida Panthers’ captain Sasha Barkov and veteran forward Patric Hornqvist lead Panthers to a shootout win in Columbus. (Florida Hockey Now)

The Colorado Avalanche released their Reverse Retro jersey schedule. The team will wear their Nordique inspired sweaters for the first time on Feb. 20 in Lake Tahoe against the Vegas Golden Knights. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The San Jose Sharks will return to SAP Center on Feb. 13 to face the Anaheim Ducks. Fans will not be allowed to attend. (San Jose Hockey Now

Even with Patrik Laine’s scoring ability, Columbus Blue Jackets’ head coach John Tortorella said the newest member will be treated like every other player. (

Former Carolina Hurricanes, NBCSN play-by-play announcer John Forslund has been hired by the Seattle Kraken. (

Super 16: Golden Knights take over No. 1 spot in power rankings. (

The Vancouver Canucks dominated the Ottawa Senators last night, extending their losing streak. The top line of Brock Boeser, Elias Petterson, and J.T. Miller is heating up. (

NHL owners are adjusting to pandemic life away from their teams. (