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NYHN Daily: Questions Loom as Islanders Beat Devils for Ninth Straight



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What a bizzare night it was in Newark. After shocking roster issues, the Islander prevailed over the Devils in the shootout to extend point streak to 12 games and win streak to nine. (NYI Hockey Now)

Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Noah Dobson were placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list on Sunday. Pageau did not take warmups against the Devils, but Dobson did. (NYI Hockey Now)

Off the record, at least five NHL teams are out of playoff contention, and everyone expects heavy NHL trade chatter to pick up this week. Who selling? Who’s buying? (NYI Hockey Now)

On the day that the Islanders sent Anders Lee to Long-Term IR, the start time of the game was delayed as the leagues and referees tried to figure out the rosters and how to proceed. Not once was playing the game questioned writes Arthur Staple. (The Athletic)

Oliver Wahlstrom’s shootout winner lifts undermanned Islanders over Devils for their ninth straight victory writes Andrew Gross (Newsday)

Want all the stats from Game 29 of the Islanders season? As always Erick Hornick brings it to us in his blog, The Skinny. (NYI Skinny)

The Bruins dropped to 4-6-2 in their last 12 games with a thoroughly unimpressive 4-0 shutout loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday afternoon at TD Garden that underscored a cavalcade of recurrent problems with the Black and Gold. (Boston Hockey Now)

There are a few things that Philadelphia sports are known for. Each of the major four sports teams has something notorious that seems to follow them. For the Flyers, it’s goaltending. (Philly Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins have won five in a row and six of their last seven. More importantly, the Penguins have won the games convincingly, except for their loose victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday. The Penguins have surged past Philadelphia and Boston in the East Division, and the management’s outlook on any Penguins trades is most likely evolving. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

If the Florida Panthers wanted to change their image of being an easy team to get over on, the signing of Radko Gudas certainly helped. When your hockey team signs a player nicknamed “The Butcher,” it probably wasn’t because he plays a finesse game. (Florida Hockey Now)

When Cale Makar and Bo Byram both went down to injury, in the past 2-3 weeks, the 26-year-old Dan Renouf from Pickering, Ontario, was given a chance to show his stuff. And he has made the most of his opportunity. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Quick Thoughts: Sharks Still Need Jones, Scout on Handemark (San Jose Hockey Now)

Calgary Flames coach Darryl Sutter had some kind words for Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid. “Bottom line, he’s head and shoulders the best player in the league,” Sutter said. (

Erik Karlsson said Saturday he did not sign with the San Jose Sharks to be part of a rebuild, which general manager Doug Wilson called a “reset” this week. (

Joey Daccord made 33 saves for the Ottawa Senators in his first NHL win, 4-3 against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday. (

We are less than a month away from the NHL Trade Deadline as one of the top storylines comes from Long Island. Will the Islanders replace Anders Lee? Will the Detroit Red Wings trade goaltender Jonathan Bernier? (

The Ottawa Senators have many questions to face in regards to their rebuild. Their division this season has not given them a chance and now they have roster decisions to make moving forward. (