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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)

The Bruins and Flyers played at sunset, a perfect way to end the weekend at Lake Tahoe. The view was just incredible. (NHL.com)
The Flyers, who rank last in the NHL in shots per game, may want to start shooting more after being outshot 35-19 in loss to Bruins. (NHL.com)
Pierre-Luc Dubois returned from injury and scored the overtime winner Sunday night, as he vaulted the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Vancouver Canucks. (TSN.ca)
After a strong start to the season, the Montreal Canadiens have won only two of their past seven games and have slipped to fourth in the North Division. Rising star Nick Suzuki stated that the team was “playing not to lose”. (TSN.ca)
The Ottawa Senators continue to frustrate the Montreal Canadiens, whose season has now taken a turn for the worse. It’s the second time in three meetings that the Senators have defeated the Canadiens this season. (TSN.ca)
Alex Galchenyuk might never have predicted a career trajectory that went from high first-round draft choice to landing with six different teams in the last three years. But following his trade from Carolina to the Maple Leafs last weekend, Galchenyuk is decidedly uninterested in focusing on his rocky past, when there is still a potentially hopeful future ahead. (TSN
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