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NYHN Daily: Jordan Eberle Scores Twice in Win, Barzal Gets Islanders Top-Line Going



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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. (

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. (

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NYHN Daily: Sorokin Dominant for Islanders, Pageau Stays Hot & More



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After back-to-back wins earlier in the week against Buffalo, the Islanders are back in action tonight as they are in Pittsburgh to face the Penguins. In the Tuesday win, rookie netminder Ilya Sorokin was impressive as he picked up his first NHL win. Islanders third-line center Jean-Gabriel Pageau continued his hot streak. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

In the Islanders victory over the Buffalos Sabres, rookie netminder Ilya Sorokin picked up his first National Hockey League win. While he did not face many shots on goal, he was a walking — or should I say skating — highlight reel. (NYI Hockey Now)

It took some time and has come with many changes to his wingers, but Jean-Gabriel Pageau is on an offensive tear for the New York Islanders. (NYI Hockey Now)

Ilya Sorokin’s play, along with Semyon Varlamov’s, has given the Islanders a reason to believe they are capable of another long playoff run. (The Athletic)

Islanders heard coach Barry Trotz craves four-line balance and Pageau’s recent scoring has certainly helped achieve that. (Newsday)

The Boston Bruins have hit the quarter mark of this compacted regular season and things are going pretty darn well for the Black and Gold. (Boston Hockey Now)

Evgeni Malkin is a Pittsburgh Penguins cornerstone, but his game is not where he wants it to be. The problems aren’t turnovers or mistakes that some may want to harp, but Malkin’s physical status. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Philadelphia Flyers are pulling all of their resources together for Thursday night’s game against the New York Rangers. They are missing six regulars from the lineup due to COVID protocol: Justin Braun, Claude Giroux, Travis Konecny, Scott Laughton, Oskar Lindblom, and Jake Voracek. (Philly Hockey Now)

Avalanche Mailbag: Whither Martin Kaut, and do the Avs need an enforcer? (Colorado Hockey Now)

Vegas Golden Knights’ Keegan Kolesar dropped the gloves and squared up with Dennis Gilbert early in the first period of Tuesday night’s game for his first NHL fight. (Vegas Hockey Now

The Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes resumed a rivalry on Wednesday, as they played each other for the first time as part of the same division since the Southeast was dissolved way back in 2013. (Florida Hockey Now)

San Jose Sharks’ Mario Ferraro and John Leonard were college roommates,, teammates at U-Mass. Ferraro picked up the primary assist on Leonard’s first NHL goal on Monday. (San Jose Hockey Now)

In the Edmonton Oilers win last, Connor McDavid notched his 500th career NHL point. (

Super 16: Boston Bruins new at No. 1, Islanders enter the top 10 (

Kevin Lankinen got his first NHL shutout as the Blackhawks down the Red Wings. (

NHL Buzz: Aretmi Panarin expected in lineup for Rangers, Erik Karlsson could return soon for San Jose Sharks, Alex Galchenyuk could join Maple Leafs today for practice. (

Two days after blowing a four-goal lead, the Toronto Maple Leafs stayed discipine in the rematch against the Ottawa Senators for a grueling win. (

Brock Boeser’s three-point night paced Vancouver Canucks to win over Flames. (

John Tavares just has just one goal in the last 10 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs, but head coach Sheldon Keefe is staying patient with the Leafs captain. (


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NYHN Daily: Islanders Extend Point Streak to Seven Games & More



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The New York Islanders defeated the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 to push their point streak to seven games. The turning point of this game was Islanders netminder Semyon Varlamov save on Victor Olofsson. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

The New York Islanders made is seven straight games with points on Monday night with their 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres. (NYI Hockey Now)

It has become the norm this season that a big play or save by Semyon Varlamov has changed the course of a hockey game for the New York Islanders. That again was the case on Monday night. (NYI Hockey Now)

It may be a little longer before New York Islanders fans are back in the Nassau Coliseum says GM Lou Lamoriello. (NYI Hockey Now)

The Buffalo Sabres had not played a game since Jan 31. The Islanders spoiled their return. (

In the win, the Islanders did not allow a shot on goal in the third period. (Newsday)

Boston Bruins defensemen Matt Grzelcyk, Jakub Zboril, and Kevan Miller were all absent from Bruins practice Monday at Warrior Arena. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins couldn’t possibly remain as bad on the power play as they were for the season’s first 12 games. One game isn’t exactly setting the world on fire, but the Penguins’ sudden snap towards average special teams production was as much an encouraging sign as it was fruitful. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Episode No. 44 of “Can’t Hear What Jeremy Says (because I got my two Stanley Cup rings plugged in my ears) is here. I’m joined by CHN colleague Scott “Mac Daddy” MacDonald, for a robust discussion about the Avs. (Colorado hockey Now)

With Robin Lehner out with an injury, Marc-Andre Fleury has shown that he should be the no. 1 netminder moving forward. (Vegas Hockey Now)

Monday night, the Panthers visited Tampa for the first time and pulled out their second win in three games against the Lightning, this one 6-4. (Florida Hockey Now)

The San Jose Sharks actually pulled out a regulation win as they beat the Anaheim Ducks by a score of 4-2. (San Jose Hockey Now)

The Ottawa Senators come back from down four to defeat the Maple Leafs in overtime. (

After the Calgary Flames allowed the San Jose Sharks to tie the game with 31 seconds left in the third, Johnny Gaudreau won it in overtime. (

Alex Galchenyuk was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs by the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday for forward Egor Korshkov and defenseman David Warsofsky. (

Dominic Kubalik scored twice for the Chicago Blackhawks, the second one coming in overtime to beat the Detroit Red Wings. (

The Dallas Stars postponed their home game Monday night against the Nashville Predators after a request from city officials not to play because of the impact extreme winter weather had on the area. (

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NYHN Daily: Pageau, Barzal Lead Islanders to Win Over Boston & More



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Last night, the Islanders defeated the Bruins for the second time this season. Islanders forwards Mat Barzal and J-G Pageau score in the third in the victory.  This story and more on today’s daily links!

Islanders’ Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Mathew Barzal gave the Bruins a Valentine’s Day gift that they won’t soon forget. (NYI Hockey Now)

Islanders head coach Barry Trotz said that discussions about rookie netminder Ilya Sorokin being sent to the AHL have not happened yet but that it’s “always a possibility.” (NYI Hockey Now)

Heading into the game against the Bruins, the Islanders’ defense had shown they could contend with the elite forwards that make up the East Division. (Newsday

Islanders welcome over 2,000 fans to UBS Arena for a multi-themed drive-thru event. (NY Sportsday)

Here are the talking points with the Boston Bruins falling to the New York Islanders by a 4-2 score at Nassau Coliseum to snap a five-game winning streak. (Boston Hockey Now)

Penguins’ forward Brandon Tanev is confident hits will keep coming despite crazy schedule. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Colorado Avalanche’s superstar Nathan Mackinnon is ready to go. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Seven Philadelphia Flyer players remain on NHL COVID Protocol List. (Philly Hockey Now)

The Vegas Golden Knights scored all three goals on the power play as they beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at the SAP Center. (Vegas Hockey Now)

The Florida Panthers got off to another strong start Saturday but found out that sometimes, no matter what, Tampa Bay just has too much firepower. (Flordia Hockey Now)

Cedric Paquette and Alex Galchenyuk were traded to the Carolina Hurricanes by the Ottawa Senators for Ryan Dzingel on Saturday. (

Washington Capitals Forwards Evgeny Kuznetsov, T.J. Oshie and Jakub Vrana, defenseman Justin Schultz and goalie Ilya Samsonov will be ready to return for the Washington Capitals when they play at the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday. (

NHL Lake Tahoe outdoor games could lead to others like it. League might stage more events in ‘beautiful, wonderful, landmark places’. (

Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini says he has “no plans to make changes” despite the team’s dismal run this season. (
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews is adding a physical element to his game this season. It has not taken a toll on his offensive production. (



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