The New York Islanders (8-6-3) hit the ice tonight to face the Buffalo Sabres (5-7-2) from Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders took two steps forward with their two-game sweep over the Sabres last week but took two steps back after dropping two to the Pittsburgh Penguins. This story and more on today’s daily links!
On the latest live edition of Hockey Night in New York, NYI Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief Christian Arnold and Sean Cuthbert discussed the week that was in Islanders country, Anthony Beauvillier’s return and Ilya Sorokin’s first NHL win. They were joined by the Islanders radio voice Chris King this week. (NYI Hockey Now)
Home had better be sweet for the Islanders, who certainly seem destined for a season-long battle to secure one of the East Division’s four playoff spots. They’ll open a four-game homestand against the Sabres, whom they beat twice in Buffalo last week, on Monday night at Nassau Coliseum. (Newsday)
The Boston Bruins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers at Lake Tahoe Sunday night. Here are the talking points from the dominant win. (Boston Hockey Now)
The scenery at Lake Tahoe was something to remember. The game was something to forget.The Philadelphia Flyers suffered a blowout loss to the Boston Bruins, 6-3, at Lake Tahoe on Sunday night. The Flyers showed some life in the first period and actually had a 2-1 lead, but once both teams settled in it was all Bruins. (Philly Hockey Now)
Mark Jankowski and the Pittsburgh Penguins fourth line did not play more than a few seconds in the final 10 minutes of the Penguins 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday night. The fourth-liners played less than three minutes in the final two periods on Thursday in the comfortable 4-1 win. GM Ron Hextall has work to do, and it should be the top of the Penguins trade wish list. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
Vegas Golden Knights’ forward Ryan Reaves enjoys being a role model, giving back to the community. (Vegas Hockey Now)