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NYHN Daily: Islanders Recieve Capital Punishment, Lineup Changes & More

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The New York Islanders opened their two-game set with the Washington Capitals on the wrong foot with a 3-2 loss.  Following the loss, head coach Barry Trotz stated that changes were coming to the Islanders’ lineup. Heading into the game, Islanders’ top offensive player Mat Barzal was going to need to play more consistently in the offensive zone. That and more in today’s daily links:

The Islanders receive ‘Capital Punishment’ as they fell to the Washington Capitals in the dying seconds of the third period. (NYI Hockey Now)

After the loss, Islanders’ head coach Barry Trotz made it clear that changes were coming to the Islanders’ lineup. Here are our three takeaways from the loss. (NYI Hockey Now)

In the wins, Islanders’ top forward Mat Barzal looked good, but in the losses, he’s looked the complete opposite. The Islanders need consistent play from Barzal. (NYI Hockey Now)

Trotz believed that some of his players do not have that playoff mentality yet, the mindset he asked for given the shortened season. The Islanders’ head coach believed some of his players were just not being impactful enough each night, wrotee Andrew Gross. (Newsday)

In the win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, Craig Smith was the hero for the Boston Bruins scoring the game-winning goal in overtime. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Boston Bruins snapped the Pittsburgh Penguins’ four-game winning streak. For the fourth time in five games, the Penguins headed to overtime but came up on the wrong side. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Colorado Avalanche saw their second line come to life in the win to the Sharks, as they played exactly how they needed to play moving forward. (Colorado Hockey Now)

After a late goal to force overtime, the Florida Panthers backed by Patrick Hornqvist, beat the Chicago Blackhawks in a shootout. (Florida Hockey Now)

The Vegas Golden Knights had to be coached by general manager Kelly McCrimmon and their AHL affiliate coaching staff due to a COVID-19 scare. They fell in overtime to the St. Louis Blues (NHL.com)

Insider Trading: Term will be the focal point of Laine’s negotiations with Blue Jackets, Travis Green could get an extension soon and Sharks should be home shortly. (TSN.ca)

The National Women’s Hockey League released statements responding to a polarizing video posted to Twitter by Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini. (TSN.ca)

Vegas Golden Knights’ defenseman Alex Pietrangelo ponders the strangeness of facing his former St. Louis Blues teammates. (ESPN

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