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NYHN Daily: Islanders to Welcome Fans Back, Dal Colle Update, & More



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The New York Islanders (9-6-3)  welcome the Boston Bruins (11-3-2) to town tonight as they look to beat the Bruins for the third time this season. The Islanders announced that fans can return to Nassau Coliseum starting on March 18. Islanders’ forward Michael Dal Colle is listed as day-to-day. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

The New York Islanders will begin allowing fans back in the building on March 18, the team announced on Wednesday. (NYI Hockey Now)

Michael Dal Colle was on the ice on Wednesday at Northwell Health Ice Center in suburban Long Island, but the Islanders’ forward remains day-to-day with an injury. (NYI Hockey Now)

 Jordan Eberle’s defensive efforts need to be contagious amongst the Islanders’ forward group writes Stefen Rosner in the latest Rosner Report. (NYI Hockey Now)

On the latest No Sleep Til Belmont episode, Arthur Staple is joined by A.J. Mleczko to discuss the last few Islander games, what’s to come this week and A.J.’s memories from winning gold with the U.S. hockey team in 1998. (The Athletic)

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the J-G Pageau trade to the New York Islanders. Pageau has brought to the Islanders everything they expected writes Andrew Gross. (Newsday)

With fans returning soon, the Islanders have a second chance to give Nassau Coliseum a proper farewell writes Peter Schwartz. (NY Sportsday)

The Boston Bruins announced that rookie defenseman Jeremy Lauzon has a fractured left hand and will be ‘reevaluated’ in approximately four weeks. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Philadelphia Flyers are back in the win column! It wasn’t easy, but the Flyers fended off the New York Rangers for a 4-3 win at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night. (Philly Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins are playing well, but is it sustainable? Here are three issues to watch for as the season progresses. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Scott MacDonald of Colorado Hockey Now took the trek to Lake Tahoe. He journaled the trip and shared what he learned in the latest Avs Travel Diary. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The game between the Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks set for Thursday at SAP Center has been postponed. The Sharks announced that a player entered COVID-19 protocol and, out of “an abundance of caution,” the game was moved. (Vegas Hockey Now)

Anton Khudobin once again kept the Stars in a game they probably should not have been, as he helped Dallas bounce back from Monday’s loss and snap a six-game losing streak with a 3-0 win over the Panthers. (Florida Hockey Now)

Tomas Hertl entered COVID Protocol, as the Sharks-Golden Knights game was postponed last night. (San Jose Hockey Now)

The Montreal Canadiens’ underachievement of late, a troubling reminder for general manager Marc Bergevin of two lengthy losing streaks last season, ultimately cost coach Claude Julien his job. (

Zach Parise scored his 800th NHL point with a goal in the second period, and the Minnesota Wild won their fourth straight game, 6-2 against the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena on Wednesday. (

Calvin Petersen made 35 saves to help the Los Angeles Kings to their sixth straight win, 2-1 against the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center on Wednesday. (

Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist, and the Arizona Coyotes rallied from three goals down for the second straight game against the Anaheim Ducks to win 4-3 in a shootout at Gila River Arena on Wednesday. (

William Nylander has been under the microscope of late for his poor production and recent third-period benching, but on Wednesday he got to play hero for the Maple Leafs, scoring once in regulation and potting the overtime winner in a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames. (

Dominique Ducharme says he is ready to lead the Montreal Canadiens. No surprise, because his journey to becoming the Habs’ interim head coach is nearly 17 years in the making. (

Michael Hutchinson will make a second straight start for the Leafs on Wednesday night. Frederik Andersen remains sidelined with a lower-body injury. (

Brianna and Austyn Rowland smiled for their wedding photographer moments after tying the knot at a Lake Tahoe resort on Sunday. Snow-capped mountains filled the horizon. The sun glistened on the water. And Gritty, the Philadelphia Flyers’ ubiquitous orange mascot, gleefully held the bride’s veil. (ESPN)


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