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The New York Islanders went into Montreal and defeated the Canadiens by a score of 6-2. The Islanders’ offense came to life thanks to Brock Nelson, who netted four of the Islanders’ six goals in the win. The Islanders traded defenseman Johnny Boychuk to the Buffalo Sabres for future considerations., a trade that helped both sides.

These stories and more in today’s daily links!

The Islanders’ offense came to life in their 6-2 defeat of the Canadiens. While Brock Nelson was the headline with four goals, Zach Parise picked up his first two points as an Islander, Jean-Gabriel Pageau gets his first goal of the season, Zdeno Chara his first point, while Ilya Sorokin shined n goal yet again. The Islanders extended their point streak to six games. (NYI Hockey Now)

Following the aftermath of the Jack Eichel trade to Vegas, the Buffalo Sabres were in need of a contract for them to reach the salary cap floor and be cap compliant. The Islanders traded the Sabres the rights to Johnny Boychuk, who was on LTIR and will never play again. The Islanders now can accumulate more cap space. (NYI Hockey Now)

The Boston Bruins defeated the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 5-1. Bruins’ captain Patrice Bergeron had himself a game, scoring four goals, three coming on the power play. He had zero goals in seven games coming into the game. Detroit Red Wings Tyler Bertuzzi was pretty invisible all game. Here are the takeaways from the win. (Boston Hockey Now

The Pittsburgh Penguins were victorious in overtime against their in-state rival the Philadelphia Flyers. The Penguins were missing a handful of guys including Sidney Crosby and head coach Mike Sullivan but a goal early and strong play by Tristan Jarry gave the Penguins a chance to collect two points. Here are the takeaways. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Panthers were able to come away with a win against the Washington Capitals by a score of 5-4 in overtime. Eetu Luostarinen got the dagger in the overtime win, as the Panthers improve to 9-0-1. George Richards give his take on the win, a game where the Panthers blew a three goallead but rebounded. (Florida Hockey Now)

The Washington Capitals picked up a point in their overtime loss to the Florida Panther on Thursday. Alex Ovechkin scored his 10th goal of the season, Anthony Mantha got hurt, and Connor McMichael scored his first NHL goal. Here are the takeaways from the overtime loss. (Washington Hockey Now)

William Nylander send the Toronto Maple Leaf crowd home happy as he scored the game-winning goal in overtime to defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning. Captain John Tavares scored his fourth goal of the season with 41 seconds left in the third period to force overtime. Check out the game summary here. (Toronto Hockey Now)

The Montreal Canadiens were embarrassed at home by the Islanders, as they lost 6-2. The scoreboard gave Montreal too much credit, as their goals came late in garbage time as the Islander dominated for 50-plus minutes. They were booed by the Bell Centre crowd when the final horn sounded. (Montreal Hockey Now)

The Detroit Red Wings will take a four-game losing streak into Buffalo Saturday after dropping a 5-1 road game to the Boston Bruins Thursday. Patrice Bergeron scored four of the goals. The game was in reach, but a short-handed goal by the Bruins made it a 4-1 game, which was the final dagger. (Detroit Hockey Now)

Jack Eichel is now a member of the Vegas Golden Knights. He will now be able to get the surgery on his neck that he wants, as he will be out for months. How can the Golden Knights legally circumvent the salary cap and pull off what the Lightning did and are doing again with Nikita Kuhcerov? (Vegas Hockey Now)

It turns out that Jack Eichel believed he could have ended up in Colorado. In an interview with Elliotte Friedman of TSN, Eichel stated that he thought he would be an Avalanche earlier in the Summer. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The San Jose Sharks lost to the St. Louis Blues by a score of 5-3. This was a winnable game for the Sharks, Here are the game notes from the Sharks loss, by Sheng Peng. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Travis Hamonic rejoined the Vancouver Canucks after dealing with a personal matter to start the regular season. Hamonic says that he is vaccinated while his head coach Travis Green said he will be double-vaxxed soon. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

The Calgary Flames fell Thursday night to the Dallas Stars by a score of 4-3. The Flames were able to salvage a point thanks to Nikita Zadorov, who picked up his first goal in a Flames sweater as well as an assist. The flames now have a nine-game point streak. (Calgary Hockey Now)

Jordan Eberle netted the first hat trick in Seattle Kraken history in their win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. t’s an honor, it’s really cool,” said Eberle, who scored a natural hat trick. “I have a couple [of hat tricks] but this one for sure, you get the first in Kraken history, in this arena, it’s pretty special. I’m not going to lie, when it went in, I definitely thought about it. It’s a neat moment, and it’s part of history.” (NHL)

If you did not think Jack Eichel was happy to be a Vegas Golden Knight, you were dead wrong. Following being traded, Eichel tweeted out a photoshopped picture of himself in a Vegas sweater captioned “VEGAS BABY, VEGAS”. That was a quote from Vince Vaugn’s 1996 film “Swingers”. (NHL)

The Buffalo Sabres, after trading superstar Jack Eichel, are focused on their future. They got a top prospect in Peyton Krebs along with a talent in Alex Tuch. The Sabres are used to trading star power away. “No one has to come in here and be a savior” said head coach Don Granato. (NHL)

 

 

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