The New York Islanders are back in action today as they look to split their mini two-game set with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Here are the Islanders and NHL stories to know in today’s daily links!
The Islanders saw a game against the Boston Bruins postponed last week. That game will now be played on May 10 at 7 PM. (NYI Hockey Now)
Off the record, the return the Buffalo Sabres are asking for in regards to Taylor Hall is comical. (NYI Hockey Now)
Remaining even-keeled is the latest step in the development of Islanders rookie Oliver Wahlstrom writes Andrew Gross. (Newsday)
Five Boston Bruins were put into NHL COVID protocol on March 19 and their games against the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo the following day and against the New York Islanders at TD Garden March 23 were postponed. We now have the makeup dates. (Boston Hockey Now)
The Pittsburgh Penguins welcomed back Mark Jankowski and Jason Zucker as they were both full participants in practice yesterday. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
The Florida Panthers are in the thick of a playoff race in the NHL Central with the trade deadline coming soon. After losing Aaron Ekblad to a serious injury Sunday night, the Panthers have to be considered serious buyers on the market. (Florida Hockey Now)
Is Rudolfs Balcers a top-six forward for the San Jose Sharks? In terms of productivity and skill, he’s got a good argument. (San Jose Hockey Now)
Roman Josi broke a tie in the third period, and the Nashville Predators extended their season-long winning streak to five games with a 3-2 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Sunday. (NHL.com)
Mackenzie Blackwood made 40 saves for the New Jersey Devils in a 1-0 win against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Sunday. He made a toe save on the goal line with 8.1 seconds to play to preserve the lead. (NHL.com)
The National Hockey League today announced updates to the 2020-21 regular-season schedule. (NHL.com)
Every Monday during the 2020-21 regular season, NHL.com has provided the top 10 players to add off the fantasy hockey waiver wire. Here they are. (NHL.com)
Eric Staal said it feels surreal to be a member of the Montreal Canadiens, given that he’s been a thorn in the side of his new team throughout his NHL career. (NHL.com)
William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past nine years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles Chris Nelson, a 1988 New Jersey Devils draft pick who has started a unique hockey equipment storage and cleaning company and worked as a technical adviser on several hockey themed movies. (NHL.com)
The Leafs held the Oilers to just 20 shots on Saturday night, but a couple moments of brilliance from Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl forced them to chase the game. They need to tighten them up. (TSN)
The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Alex Steeves to a three-year, entry-level contract for the 2021-22 season, the team announced on Sunday. (TSN)
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