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The New York Islanders (10-6-3) host the Pittsburgh Penguins (10-7-1) tonight for the first of a back-to-back. Islanders’ third-line center J-G Pageau is an invaluable asset. Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov battled in net against Bruins. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

On the week of the one-year anniversary of the New York Islanders acquiring Jean-Gabriel Pageau and his first game in blue and orange, the 28-year-old is proving why he was worth the hefty price to bring him to Long Island. (NYI Hockey Now)

Islanders netminder Semyon Varlamov started his fourth consecutive hockey game and stopped 34 of the 36 shots he faced on Thursday. But it was a battle. (NYI Hockey Now)

The Islanders liked their last performances against the Penguins, just not the results. They have a chance to rectify that this weekend against the Penguins to conclude a four-game homestand at Nassau Coliseum writes Andrew Gross. (Newsday)

After a devastating loss to the Islanders on Thursday, the Boston Bruins suffered another major loss to the Rangers last night. (Boston Hockey Now)

With all the injuries on the backline for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, Pierre-Olivier Joseph has seized the moment. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Zayde Wisdom scored yet another goal for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Friday night. This one was a beauty from the Philadelphia Flyers’ prospect. (Philly Hockey Now)

It’s only a matter of time before the Vegas Golden Knights get defenseman Brayden McNabb back. The Golden Knights’ top defensive defenseman has been on long-term injured reserve since Feb. 1. (Vegas Hockey Now)

Hunter Miska, we never doubted you. The Colorado Avalanche backup goalie picked up his first NHL win against the Arizona Coyotes last night. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Former Florida Panthers captain gets his own team in Finland. (Florida Hockey Now)

It was good news for San Jose yesterday though, as no other Sharks players entered the league’s COVID Protocol. Practice was scheduled for today and Saturday’s game against the Blues remained on the schedule. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Jeff Skinner said Friday he has no interest in leaving the Buffalo Sabres despite being scratched the past three games. (NHL.com)

Vladimir Tarasenko could make his season debut for the St. Louis Blues during their upcoming six-game road trip. (NHL.com)

Kirill Kaprizov is a threat to score, even on all fours. The Minnesota Wild forward scored an incredible wraparound goal from his hands and knees after falling behind the net against the Los Angeles Kings on Friday. (NHL.com)

Rest is tantamount for players during this condensed NHL season. The need is most pronounced perhaps when it comes to goalies. (NHL.com)

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews missed Friday’s practice due to a nagging injury. He has been dealing with pain in his wrist all season and reaggravated it in loss to Calgary. (TSN.ca)

Former Montreal Canadiens general manager Irving Grundman has passed away at the age of 92. (TSN.ca)

The Buffalo Sabres enter the weekend dealing with injuries to two key players and uncertainty as to whether coach Ralph Krueger is going to end the benching of high-priced forward Jeff Skinner. (TSN.ca)

 

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