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The New York Islanders saw their seven-game point streak come to a close on Sunday, as they fell to the Minnesota Wild by a score of 5-2. Semyon Varlamov made his season debut in the loss, but his play was not the reason for it. Zach Parise was returning to Minnesota for the first time since being bought out this summer as he spoke about how he would feel on Sunday in his return. These stories and more in today’s daily links!

A two-goal effort from Anders Lee wasn’t enough to lead the New York Islanders to a win on Sunday night. Minnesota scored twice in the third period to claw back from a 2-1 deficit before two empty-net goals sealed the Islanders fate. The Islanders were unable to play sharp enough in the third period which led to the loss. Semyon Varlamov was solid in his season debut, a positive from the loss. (NYI Hockey Now)

The  Zach Parise that left Minnesota so unceremoniously over the summer won’t be the same one that returns to the land of 10,000 lakes on Sunday night as a member of the New York Islanders. It will mark the first time that Parise has faced off against the Minnesota Wild since they bought out his contract in July after a rough 2021 season. He signed with the Islanders a few months later. It’s safe to say that Sunday will be ripe with plenty of emotions when he hits the ice. (NYI Hockey Now)

Islander legend Bobby Nystrom joined Sean Cuthbert and Christian Arnold for a great Isles chat before puck drop in Minnesota. The fellas covered the Sorokin, Brovember, 7-game point streaks, and plenty more! Follow @hockeynightny on social media for updates. (Hockey Night NY)

The Boston Bruins are not off to the strongest of starts this season. Through the first nine games of this, they have treaded water, just barely above .500, with a 5-4-0 record. The main concern has been their struggles on the defensive side of the puck. Just look at their play against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. (Boston Hockey Now)

With the injuries and COVID-19, two young defensemen on the Pittsburgh Penguins have been given a chance to shine and showcase that they belong. Unfortunately, both Juuso Riikola and P.O. Joseph have not made the most of their opportunity. At 27, this is more than likely Riikola’s last chance to prove he is an NHL player. For Joseph, his career is far from over, but his play has been disappointing given the talent he possesses. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now

The Wasington Capitals are banged up, as three of their top-six guys are out of the lineup. Youngsters are being given the chance to prove their worth. Forward Axel Jonsson-Fjallby was called up on Sunday as the thirteenth forward but could make his NHL debut today against the Buffalo Sabres. If he does, that will be the fourth rookie to play for the Capitals this season. (Washington Hockey Now)

Even with everything that went on with Joel Quenneville, the Florida Panthers keep winning with interim head coach Andrew Burnette behind the bench. The team is 3-0-1 since Quenneville resigned, and at 10-0-1, Florida has matched the best 11-game start to a season in NHL history. (Florida Hockey Now)

Don’t look now but the Toronto Maple Leafs are starting to catch fire, as they won their fifth game in a row on Saturday. After a slow start, here are five reasons why Toronto has been able to flip the script. (Toronto Hockey Now)

Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin had been missing from the club for the last eight days due to a personal matter. While he would not get into the specifics and asked the media to give him some privacy, it was clear that the personal matter was a tough one. He struggled to speak, taking long pauses between words, as the emotions seem to get the better of him. “It’s hard to put into words right now,” Larkin said. “It really is.” (Detroit Hockey Now)

The Vegas Golden Knights fell to the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday by a score of 5-2. With all the injuries, the Knights need to see their depth step up. You have to give credit to Detroit, who after years of struggling, look to be back as they are off to a strong start. Laurent Brossoit struggled in net, and will not be getting a lot of chances early if his struggles continue, as Robin Lehner has given the team everything early. (Vegas Hockey Now)

COVID-19 has made its way through the San Jose Sharks organization. The Barracuda saw two players test positive, along with many others as head coach Roy Sommer had never seen anything like this.  “Just losing 10 or 11 guys like that has never happened to me before, so it’s a surprising first,” Sommer said. (San Jose Hockey Now)

The Vancouver Canucks defeated the Dallas Stars by a score of 6-3 on Sunday night. Here are the takeaways from the win, which came on Hockey Fights Cancer Night at Rogers Arena. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

The Calgary Flames have started off their season rather strongly, with a 7-1-3 record out of the gate. Milan Lucic is on pace for thirty goals, Johnny Gaudreau is flourishing in Darryl Sutter’s system, and defenseman Oliver Kylington is on a six-game point streak. (Calgary Hockey Now)

Derek King was victorious in his first game behind the Chicago Blackhawks bench following the firing of Jeremy Colliton. The Blackhawks defeated the Nashville Predators in overtime”It was just nice; it was a nice gesture,” said King, who was coach of Rockford, Chicago’s American Hockey League affiliate. “I made it clear this isn’t about me. (NHL)

Like every player who makes their way to Las Vegas, Jack Eichel was greeted with a glittering reception upon arrival. “It was surprising, but this is a show town, so it was very nice and it’s definitely a nice feeling as a player to get a welcome like that,” said Eichel. (NHL)