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The New York Islanders will be in Philadelphia today to take on the Flyers, their second preseason game. Ross Johnston impressed in the first game and will have to battle for ice time. Besides Johnston, who else stood out?

These stories and more in today’s daily links!

Ross Johnston played rather well in the Islanders first preseason game on Sunday night. But it will be a battle to find ice time this season with the amount of depth on the roster. (NYI Hockey Now)

Who stood out in the Islanders first preseason game? If someone were to go down with an injury, which depth player would get the first opportunity? Arthur Staple gives his answers. (The Athletic)

The Islanders have not been able to get past the Semifinals the last two seasons. Brian Compton previews the upcoming season, as his three keys to a successful season is Anders Lee retuning, strong goaltending, and surviving the 13-game road trip to start the season. (NHL)

The Islanders are not sure how many defenseman they will keep when the season begins. The Islanders brought in a few depth pieces in Ladue and Gustafsson (PTO), and with veterans Zdeno Chara and Andy Greene up there in age, there may be a need to have extra defenseman ready to go. (Newsday)

With Tuukka Rask out with injury, the Bruins new tandem of Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman will be a storyline to keep an eye on this season. Head coach Bruce Cassidy stated that there will be no starter named and both netminders will battle it out on a month to month basis. (Boston Hockey Now)

On Monday night, the Penguins showed very little as they dropped their preseason game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. P.O. Joseph was “fine” in the game, a young defenseman who played 16 games with Pittsburgh last season. There is high expectations for the player. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Philadelphia Flyers get set to play in their first preseason game tonight, against the Islanders. The goal for the Flyers is to build as much chemistry as early as possible, as there are new faces this season. (Philly Hockey Now)

Lars Ellers was injured at Capitals training camp but it seems his removal from the ice was just for precautionary reasons. Hendrix LaPierre has had a strong showing thus far at camp, but struggled in the face off dot during their first preseason game. He worked on that heavily during his ice time on Monday. (Washington Hockey Now)

Jeff Blashill, head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, did not go into much detail about Jakub Vrana’s injury. But he believes that a player misfortune is another players opportunity. Who will be the next man up for Detroit if Vrana can’t start the season on time? (Detroit Hockey Now)

On Nov. 19, 2018, the Florida Panthers sent Maxim Mamin to their AHL team in Springfieldafter the forward had played just four minutes in a loss to the New York Rangers. A few days later, the team announced that it was loaning Mamin to CSKA Moscow in the KHL. Well now he is back and is looking to make a difference. (Florida Hockey Now)

20-year old Peyton Krebs has seemingly high expectations for himself this season. His goal is to make the Vegas Golden Knights roster. He felt really comfortable in the preseason loss to the Sharks, but believes he has a lot more to prove. (Vegas Hockey Now)

It’s a new season and all Nazem Kadri wants to do is move on from the hit that ended his postseason and hurt his Colorado team’s chances at winning a Stanley Cup. He’s working to convince Colorado that he’s worthy of their trust and won’t go into brainlock mode and hurt his team when it needs him to be productive and energizing, especially in the different game that is playoff hockey. (Colorado Hockey Now)

In the fall of 2015, an 18-year-old Meier, fresh off being selected ninth-overall by the San Jose Sharks in that year’s NHL Draft, came to camp with hopes of making the big club. He was in a similar situation to teammate William Eklund who looks to do the same. (San Jose Hockey Now)

The Vancouver Canucks won their first preseason game, by a score of 4-2 over the Calgary Flames. Who’s rising on the depth charts and who’s sinking? Oliver Ekman-Larson and Mike DiPietro have stood out. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

The New York Rangers announce that Henrik Lundqvist’s no. 30 will be retired by the organization on January 28th. The 39-year-old goalie announced his retirement from hockey Aug. 20. He played 15 seasons for the Rangers. (NHL)

The 2022 Winter Classic between the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues will be played on January 1st. It won’t be a day game, but rather a night game under the lights at Target Field. (NHL)

Washington Capitals defenseman Dylan McIlrath has been suspended for two preseason games and two regular-season games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Boston Bruins forward Steven Fogarty during NHL Preseason Game No. 4 in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, Sept. 26, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. (NHL)

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