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The New York Islanders hosted the New Jersey Devils tonight, as both teams were coming off close wins against their opponents. Jordan Eberle scores twice as the Islanders beat the Devils by a score of 4-1. After finding himself on the NHL’s COVID list, Josh Bailey would play in the game last night, as he was cleared. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

Jordan Eberle had yet to light the lamp this season but buried two goals in the Islanders 4-1 win over New Jersey. The top-six forwards for the Islanders contributed on all four of the goals in what was a strong offensive showing. (NYI Hockey Now

Mat Barzal’s offense abilities were a major factor in the win over New Jersey. After being held off the scoresheet since opening night, he picked up his first multi-point game of the season. (NYI Hockey Now)

After Josh Bailey was not at the Islanders’ practice facility on Wednesday, it was later found out that he had made his way onto the NHL’s COVID list. While it seemed he would not be able to get in the lineup against the Devils, he was cleared in time to play. (NYI Hockey Now)

In the win over the Devils, the Islanders put in a complete effort. The offense came alive, the defense jumped up on the play, and Varlamov continued his strong start to the season writes Andrew Gross. (Newsday)

With the win, the Islanders hand the Devils their first regulation loss of the season. Varlamov lost his shutout streak, while the top line has a breakout night. (NHL.com)

After leaving the game against the Islanders on Monday, Boston Bruins’ defenseman Matt Grzelyck got hurt in the matchup against the Flyers. But he guts it out, as he picks up an assist in the 5-4 shootout win. (Boston Hockey Now)

Prior to Bo Bryam making his NHL debut last night for the Colorado Avalance, his father, former NHLer Shawn Byram, was rather excited to see his son play. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves in troubling waters yet again, as injuries are putting them in a rough spot this early in the season. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers have their season on hold due to COVID-19 but are trying to make the most out of the situation. (Florida Hockey Now)

Columbus Blue Jackets’ forward Pierre-Luc Dubois requested a trade prior to the beginning of the season while he was in contract negotiations. Even though he is still a member of the team, head coach John Tortorella is limiting his star player’s ice time. As reporters scurried to ask the coach what was happening, he elected to not comment on the matter. (Sportsnet)

Due to the inability to follow COVID-19 protocol, the Washington Capitals have been fined $100,000 and top players Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Kuznetsov, Dimitri Orlov, and Ilya Samsonov will miss the team’s next four games. (ESPN)

Seven NHL coaching staffs are still working for reduced pay amidst this COVID-19 crunch. (TSN.ca)

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