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The New York Islanders battled last night in Philadelphia as they picked up the two points in overtime. While Islanders forward Anthony Beauvillier netted the game-winner, goaltender Ilya Sorokin stole the show. For a second straight game, Leo Komarov played on the top line. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

Oliver Wahlstrom and Anthony Beauvillier may have found the back of the net for the New York Islanders on Monday night, but it was Ilya Sorokin who put them in the position to win. Sorokin made 36 saves against the Philadelphia Flyers in the Isles 2-1 overtime win. (NYI Hockey Now)

Leo Komarov and top-line winger aren’t uttered in the same sentence too often, but it’s becoming the norm around Long Island as of late. It was now back-to-back games that he was slotted alongside Mat Barzal and Jordan Eberle. (NYI Hockey Now)

The streaky Anthony Beauvillier might be embarking on another scoring streak The Islanders forward’s goal streak is now at two games – modest, for sure – after he scored the overtime winner on a wraparound in the Islanders’ 2-1 victory in Philadelphia on Monday night. (Newsday)

The Islanders picked up their first overtime win of the season, while Ilya Sorokin became the first Russian rookie to win eight consecutive games in the NHL. (

For the first time in quite a while, the Philadelphia Flyers looked like the better team on Monday night. They beat Barry Trotz’s squad –– in terms of process, at least –– at their own game with a tight-checking performance. Unfortunately, their mistakes still ended up in the back of the net. (Philly Hockey Now)

Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney addressed the media but could not give answers to when any of his players on the NHL’s COVID List will be cleared or if Thursday’s game against the Islanders would be played. But fans are welcome Thursday at TD Garden if the game goes on. (Boston Hockey Now)

Technically, the Pittsburgh Penguins scored six goals in three games against the New Jersey Devils though one of those goals came with only four seconds to go in a loss. So, the Penguins earned five goals in more than 180 minutes of competitive play. We must ask the question if the team can score goals. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Panthers unexpectedly turning into one of the top teams in the NHL has apparently caught the attention of NBC as two games have now been added. Of the six games NBC SportsNet has added to its schedule, two include the Panthers: April 15 at Tampa Bay and April 29 at Chicago. (Florida Hockey Now)

Hunter Miska knows he didn’t play well his last couple of games with the Colorado Avalanche. He knows his record, saves percentage and goals-against average weren’t good enough to keep an NHL job with the Avs, that it was time for more seasoning in the minors and just more reps in general. Nobody is tougher on himself than Hunter Miska, and he doesn’t make excuses about anything. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Keegan Kolesar scored his first NHL goal and Vegas Golden Knights captain Mark Stone scored twice in a four-goal third period as the VGK knocked out the St. Louis Blues 5-1 on Monday night at T-Mobile Arena. (Vegas Hockey Now)

On the latest Locked On Sharks Podcast, the guys break down the Sharks slim 2-1 victory over the Kings. (San Jose Hockey Now)

The game scheduled for Monday between the Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre in Montreal was postponed because two Canadiens players entered NHL COVID-19 protocol. Montreal forwards Joel Armia and Jesperi Kotkaniemi were placed in protocol Monday. (

Dougie Hamilton had an assist to extend his point streak to 12 games, and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 at Nationwide Arena on Monday. (

Philipp Grubauer made 24 saves to help the Colorado Avalanche win their seventh straight game, 5-1 against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on Monday. (

Filip Gustavsson made 35 saves for the Ottawa Senators in his first NHL start, a 2-1 win against the Calgary Flames at Canadian Tire Centre on Monday. (

After seeing Jack Campbell post a shutout on Saturday and improve his record to 4-0 on the season, Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star believes the Maple Leafs should consider trading pending unrestricted free agent Frederik Andersen before the trade deadline. (

Collecting his first shutout of the season Monday meant something big to Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck. “It means you’ve finally perfected a game,” he said after the Jets topped the Vancouver Canucks 4-0. (

Chris Kreider scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal in the third period, and the New York Rangers beat Buffalo 5-3 on Monday night for the Sabres’ franchise record-tying 14th straight loss. (

Vancouver Canucks forward Bo Horvat left Monday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets early and did not return. The Canucks center appeared to take a shot off the foot early in the third period and skated to the bench and down the tunnel in obvious pain. (

The Colorado Avalanche are the hottest team in the National Hockey League and sit atop our Power Rankings for the first time this season. (