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NYHN Daily: Islanders Rough Night in Pittsburgh, Dal Colle Injury & More



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The Islanders saw their modest three-game win streak snapped last night as they fell 6-3 to the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena. It was a bad start for the Islanders as they woke up a little too late. Islanders will be without Michael Dal Colle until they return home. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

It was a bad start for the Islanders last night and only marginally got better as the game went on for the New York Islanders. Let’s take a look at the bad and good from this loss. (NYI Hockey Now)

Prior to the game, Islanders head coach Barry Trotz stated that Michael Dal Colle will miss the next two games with a lower-body injury. The loss of Michael Dal Colle is a tough one for the Islanders, who have seen him become a big contributor this season in various roles in the lineup. (NYI Hockey Now)

Ilya Sorokin was pulled after allowing four goals on nine shots in the loss to the Penguins. His personal eight-game winning streak — a team record for rookie goalies — was snapped. (Newsday)

Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello has made six trades as the Islanders president and general manager and figures to add to that total before the April 12 deadline. Scoring depth up front is needed with Anders Lee out for the season and Lamoriello has $7 million in wiggle room above the $81.5 million salary-cap ceiling with his captain on long-term injured reserve. (Newsday)

Saturday night, the Penguins lineup missing a half-dozen forwards still raced past the New York Islanders for a 6-3 win. The depleted Penguins have scored 15 goals in their last three games. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Here are the talking points from the Boston Bruins 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres that gives the B’s seven out of a possible eight points in their last four games. (Boston Hockey Now)

Sam Morin took out the Flyers’ frustration in the form of a fight on Thursday night. On Saturday, he was the first star in the 2-1 win over the Rangers. (Philly Hockey Now)

When he scored just 24 seconds into the game, you kind of knew it would be that kind of a night for Carter Verhaeghe as the Panthers played in Dallas. Verhaeghe not only scored his first power-play goal of the season, but he got his first shorthanded goal as well en route to a hat trick and a 4-3 overtime win against the host Stars. (Florida Hockey Now)

It was a few small moments early in the game. If you blinked, you might have missed it. But Vegas Golden Knights head coach Pete DeBoer buttressed his team at an important time in Saturday’s overtime win. (Vegas Hockey Now)

The Seattle Kraken, who will join the NHL as an expansion team next season, have begun scouting the Avalanche for the Expansion Draft.

Kraken pro scout Stu Barnes was at both Avalanche-Vegas games this week and was busily writing notes the whole time. The Avalanche will have to surrender one player to the Kraken when the Expansion Draft is held July 21. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Devan Dubnyk was unhappy not just with the San Jose Sharks’ 4-0 loss to Arizona. Late in the third period, Phil Kessel jammed in a goal that was immediately challenged by Bob Boughner for goaltender interference. “It’s a joke,” Dubnyk said of the decision to let this goal stand. (San Jose Hockey Now)

The Rangers traded forward Brendan Lemieux to the Kings in exchange for a 2021 fourth-round draft pick, the team announced Saturday night. (NY Post)

Auston Matthews scored 54 seconds into overtime, and the Toronto Maple Leafs came from behind to defeat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday. (

Cole Caufield signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday. The forward was the No. 15 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. The 20-year-old completed his sophomore season at the University of Wisconsin and will report to Laval of the American Hockey League. (

Catch up on all the trades that happened so far this season. The latest one being Brendan Lemieux to Los Angeles and Eric Staal to Montreal.  (

The Buffalo Sabres allowed two third-period goals and lost a 17th straight game, 3-2 to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Saturday. (

Johnny Gaudreau responded to a barb from his coach with a pair of assists for the Calgary Flames in a 4-2 win Saturday over the visiting Winnipeg Jets. Gaudreau, who had two goals in nine games heading into Saturday, produced his first multi-point game in a month in his 500th career NHL game. (TSN)

There are plenty of NHL prospects playing key roles at the NCAA Division I men’s hockey tournament, which began Friday with teams divided into four regional brackets. The regional winners advance to the 2021 Frozen Four, scheduled for April 8 and April 10 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. (TSN)