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NYHN Daily: Islanders Skid Continues, Bruins Pull Within One Point



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The New York Islanders were swept by the Washington Capitals on Tuesday extending their losing streak and moving them to 2-3-1 since the NHL trade deadline. What went right, wrong and everything in between in the latest loss? The Islanders will need more out of Scott Mayfield and the Boston Bruins are now a point behind the Isles in the East Division. All these stories and more in the NYHN Daily.

The Islanders changed their lines but got the same result on Tuesday in a 1-0 loss to Washington. What happened? Well they got hurt by the early goal against yet again. (NYI Hockey Now)

An in-depth look at what has been going on with Scott Mayfield this season and why it’s critical that he gets his game going in time for the postseason. (NYI Hockey Now)

Semyon Varlamov mysteriously didn’t dress for Tuesday’s game. Speculation ran wild until Trotz revealed…. he was just getting a day off to deal with some soreness. (NYI Hockey Now)

Production has been too far and few between for Mathew Barzal and the Islanders’ top line. Trotz tried to shake things up a bit to get them going on Tuesday. (Newsday)

The Islanders have dropped three straight games and have struggled since the deadline, but the chances of them missing the playoffs remains slim. There’s only a three percent chance they finish outside the top four in the East Division. (The Athletic)

Still, there are plenty of trends right now that have people raising their eyebrows in concern. (The Athletic

There was plenty to like from the Boston Bruins’ latest win on Tuesday night. That has to have Islanders fans starting to sweat a bit. (Boston Hockey Now) 

When it comes to the Florida Panthers’ return to the postseason, there are no three players that deserve to go to the dance with Florida than Sasha Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau Huberdeau & Aaron Ekblad. (Florida Hockey Now)

Evgeni Malkin is practicing for the Pittsburgh Penguins, which is good. However, he is still wearing a non-contact jersey during skates. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now

The Philadelphia Flyers fell to the New Jersey Devils. Suffice to say no one was quite thrilled about that. (Philly Hockey Now)

Former Colorado Avalanche goaltender Patrick Roy is looking to get back into the coaching game. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Jayden Halbgewachs is tearing it up in the AHL for the San Jose Barracuda. After coming back from hip surgery he is racking up the points. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Mattias Janmark’s versatility has been a big factor in the Vegas Golden Knight’s success. (Vegas Hockey Now


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