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The New York Islanders fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night in overtime. Islanders head coach Barry Trotz calls out his second line following the loss. This habit of taking penalties cannot continue if the Islanders want to start winning consistently. Prospect Aatu Raty is eager to come over and play for Bridgeport once his season in the Finnish Elite League season ends.

These stories and more in today’s daily links!

After the disappointing loss to the Blue Jackets, head coach Barry Trotz called out one of his lines for their lack of production. The second line was the culprit and may need to be separated in order to get the most out of the lineup. (NYI Hockey Now)

The Islanders took four penalties on Thursday night, two of which were taken by one of their top killer in Casey Cizikas. It was only a matter of time before it came back to haunt them. (NYI Hockey Now)

Islanders prospect Aatu Raty has been finding it hard in Finland since returning to Karpat last month. He’s not happy with his minutes and looks forward to coming over as soon as he can. (NYI Hockey Now)

Nick Foligno, who sustained an upper-body injury in the loss to the Flyers on Wednesday, will not suit up for the Boston Bruins Friday against the Buffalo Sabres. Foligno is also doubtful for the game Saturday against the Sharks. (Boston Hockey Now

The Pittsburgh Penguins received bad news on Thursday regarding two of their players. Not only will Sidney Crosby not play on Saturday, both Jeff Carter and Tristan Jarry are in COVID-19 protocol. They seem to be both asymptomatic which means they need two negative tests in order to return to the lineup. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers are off to their best start in franchise history. They are now 4-0, as they have beat the Penguins, the Islanders, the Lightning, and their latest victim, the Avalanche. A larger reason for their success has been the play of Sergei Bobrovsky. (Florida Hockey Now)

The Washington Capitals defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Thursday night. Daniel Sprong, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Vitek Vanecek led the way and the Caps are now 3-0-1. (Washington Hockey Now)

The Detroit Red Wings suffered their first regulation loss of the season as they were shut out by the Calgary Flames Thursday night. Here are the five takeaways from the 3-0 loss. (Detroit Hockey Now)

The Montreal Canadiens did not match the offer sheet for forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi as the Carolina Hurricanes became his new team. He of course had signed off for it. Well, Thursday night he made his return to the Bell Centre. (Montreal Hockey Now)

One of the more impressive players for the Toronto Maple Leafs has been defenseman Rasmus Sundin. The 21-year old looks good through the club’s first four games of the young season. (Toronto Hockey Now)

Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Alec Martinez was injured in the 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday. Head coach Pete DeBoer told the media on Thursday that he had no update and said they will know more in a day or two. (Vegas Hockey Now)

Despite a slow start to the season, Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog sheds positivity. “Hey we got 78 games left”. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Timo Meier’s resurgence has been headline news for the San Jose Sharks – and deservedly so. But in the Sharks latest win over Ottawa, Kevin LeBlanc proved how valuable he can be for his team moving forward. (San Jose Hockey Now)

The Vancouver Canucks crushed the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, by a score of 4. The Canucks played a disciplined, patient game where they twice took leads, the second time holding it for the duration. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

 The Calgary Flames defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-0. The first star of the game was goaltender Jacob Markstrom, who stopped 33 for the shutout. (Calgary Hockey Now)

In the win over the Arizona Coyotes, Connor McDavid passes 200 NHL goals. He scored twice for Edmonton as he now sits atop the league with six. (NHL)

The New York Rangers defeated the Predators in Nashville in what was a down to the wire exciting game. Lafreniere picks up the game winner on a beautiful feed by Sami Blais while Igor Shesterkin played strong in goal. (NHL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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