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SWEET VICTORY! Pageau’s Late Goal Beats Bruins

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Jean-Gabriel Pageau broke a scoreless tie with 4:09 left in the game to lead the Islanders to a 1-0 win in their home opener against the Boston Bruins.

The Islanders centerman scored the game-winning goal by batting the puck out of the air and just under the crossbar to beat Tuuka Rask for the first time all game. The win was the Islanders’ first home-ice win over Boston since 2013.

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Semyon Varlamov returned to the net on Monday after missing the Islanders’ loss to the Rangers on Saturday because of an injury he suffered during warmups. The Isles’ starter looked no worse for the wear, making 25 saves against Boston, which included a number of timely saves in the opening period.

The injury on Saturday forced Ilya Sorokin, who served as the backup against Boston, to make his NHL debut.

While Monday’s win was nowhere near a perfect game, the Islanders played much closer to their style of play than they had the previous game. Islanders head coach Barry Trotz opted to ice the same lineup to allow them a little redemption after falling flat against the Rangers.

The Islanders finished the game with 17 shots on the net and registered five high danger chances against Boston.

Monday was the Isles’ final home opener at the Nassau Coliseum and their first game at the Long Island venue since March 7, 2020,  when they lost in overtime to the Carolina Hurricanes. It was also the Islanders’ first home game without fans.

At the moment, New York State is not allowing fans into arenas for NHL or NBA games. The state has made an exception for the Buffalo Bills NFL playoff games.

In an interview with NYI Hockey Now, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran expressed hope that fans could be let into the Coliseum at some point this season.

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NYHN Daily: Islanders Offense Comes Alive in Third Period & More

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The New York Islanders defeated the Boston Bruins last night for the third time in as many tries this season. A five-goal third period lead the Islanders to a dominant 7-2 victory. Anthony Beauvillier’s goal in the third was the turning point of the game. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

After the scoreboard read 2-2 to start the third period, the Islanders’ offense came alive as they scored five unanswered goals to win 7-2. (NYI Hockey Now

Anthony Beauvillier gave the Islanders a 3-2 lead in the third period, as his sneaky goal was the turning point of the game. (NYI Hokey Now)
If the Islanders don’t go big at the trade deadline this season, it’s because they did it a year ago. And that move for J-G Pageau is paying off big time writes Arthur Staple. (The Athletic)
Mat Barzal picked up two points, Semyon Varlamov made 34 saves as the Islanders handed the Bruins their third loss in four games.  (NHL.com)
The Islanders continued their mastery over the Bruins, as they beat them for the third time this season. The win puts them a point behind those Bruins for first place in the East Division. (Newsday)
The Islanders could not have welcomed back their old friend, Jaroslav Halak, in any more of a rude way. The blowout was the seventh time ever that the Islanders put up at least seven goals on the Bruins and the first since an 8-4 victory in 2003 writes Joe Pantorno. (AMNY)
After a dominating 7-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe Sunday, the Boston Bruins ran into their 2021 kryptonite Thursday and lost their third straight game to the New York Islanders, 7-2. (Boston Hockey Now)
For any Pittsburgh Penguins fan who watched the Penguins game on Thursday night, Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was again a dirty villain. Late in the first period, Wilson clobbered Mark Jankowski at full speed, but the puck was well past and Jankowski was defenseless. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
The Philadelphia Flyers got back in the win column at the Wells Fargo Center, but it’s just not the same without fans. However, that could soon be changing. (Philly Hockey Now)

Fighting through ‘ups and downs,’ defenseman Ryan Graves is embracing a new role with Avs. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The Montreal Canadiens lost to the Winnipeg Jets 6-3 in Dominique Ducharme’s debut as coach at Bell MTS Place on Thursday. Ducharme replaced Claude Julien, who was fired by Montreal on Wednesday. (NHL.com)

Patrick Kane moved one goal shy of 400 as he scored goal no. 399 for the Blackhawks in the win over the Blue Jackets. (NHL.com)

Washington Capitals’ forward T.J. Oshie may have scored one of the best goals of the season as he made a nifty move before falling down, but was able to lift a one-handed backhand through Tristan Jarry. (NHL.com)

Henrik Lundqvist not rushing a decision on his future in the NHL after open-heart surgery. But he was back on the ice just 47 days after his surgery but has a long recovery ahead. (NHL.com)

Angelique Fong was used to cheering on the Anaheim Ducks from the stands at the Honda Center. On Thursday, the team turned things around on her. (NHL.com)

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price allowed five goals on 29 shots in Thursday’s 6-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets, dropping his record on the season to 5-4-3. “Maybe I’m overthinking things,” Price said. “That’s all I’ve got for you,”. (TSN.ca)

Montreal Canadiens forward Josh Anderson left Thursday’s matchup with the Winnipeg Jets in the first period and did not return. (TSN.ca)

Insider Trading: Will the Vancouver Canucks make a deal before the deadline? (TSN.ca)

 

 

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NYHN Daily: Islanders to Welcome Fans Back, Dal Colle Update, & More

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The New York Islanders (9-6-3)  welcome the Boston Bruins (11-3-2) to town tonight as they look to beat the Bruins for the third time this season. The Islanders announced that fans can return to Nassau Coliseum starting on March 18. Islanders’ forward Michael Dal Colle is listed as day-to-day. These stories and more on today’s daily links!

The New York Islanders will begin allowing fans back in the building on March 18, the team announced on Wednesday. (NYI Hockey Now)

Michael Dal Colle was on the ice on Wednesday at Northwell Health Ice Center in suburban Long Island, but the Islanders’ forward remains day-to-day with an injury. (NYI Hockey Now)

 Jordan Eberle’s defensive efforts need to be contagious amongst the Islanders’ forward group writes Stefen Rosner in the latest Rosner Report. (NYI Hockey Now)

On the latest No Sleep Til Belmont episode, Arthur Staple is joined by A.J. Mleczko to discuss the last few Islander games, what’s to come this week and A.J.’s memories from winning gold with the U.S. hockey team in 1998. (The Athletic)

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the J-G Pageau trade to the New York Islanders. Pageau has brought to the Islanders everything they expected writes Andrew Gross. (Newsday)

With fans returning soon, the Islanders have a second chance to give Nassau Coliseum a proper farewell writes Peter Schwartz. (NY Sportsday)

The Boston Bruins announced that rookie defenseman Jeremy Lauzon has a fractured left hand and will be ‘reevaluated’ in approximately four weeks. (Boston Hockey Now)

The Philadelphia Flyers are back in the win column! It wasn’t easy, but the Flyers fended off the New York Rangers for a 4-3 win at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night. (Philly Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins are playing well, but is it sustainable? Here are three issues to watch for as the season progresses. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Scott MacDonald of Colorado Hockey Now took the trek to Lake Tahoe. He journaled the trip and shared what he learned in the latest Avs Travel Diary. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The game between the Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks set for Thursday at SAP Center has been postponed. The Sharks announced that a player entered COVID-19 protocol and, out of “an abundance of caution,” the game was moved. (Vegas Hockey Now)

Anton Khudobin once again kept the Stars in a game they probably should not have been, as he helped Dallas bounce back from Monday’s loss and snap a six-game losing streak with a 3-0 win over the Panthers. (Florida Hockey Now)

Tomas Hertl entered COVID Protocol, as the Sharks-Golden Knights game was postponed last night. (San Jose Hockey Now)

The Montreal Canadiens’ underachievement of late, a troubling reminder for general manager Marc Bergevin of two lengthy losing streaks last season, ultimately cost coach Claude Julien his job. (NHL.com)

Zach Parise scored his 800th NHL point with a goal in the second period, and the Minnesota Wild won their fourth straight game, 6-2 against the Colorado Avalanche at Ball Arena on Wednesday. (NHL.com)

Calvin Petersen made 35 saves to help the Los Angeles Kings to their sixth straight win, 2-1 against the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center on Wednesday. (NHL.com)

Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist, and the Arizona Coyotes rallied from three goals down for the second straight game against the Anaheim Ducks to win 4-3 in a shootout at Gila River Arena on Wednesday. (NHL.com)

William Nylander has been under the microscope of late for his poor production and recent third-period benching, but on Wednesday he got to play hero for the Maple Leafs, scoring once in regulation and potting the overtime winner in a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames. (TSN.ca)

Dominique Ducharme says he is ready to lead the Montreal Canadiens. No surprise, because his journey to becoming the Habs’ interim head coach is nearly 17 years in the making. (TSN.ca)

Michael Hutchinson will make a second straight start for the Leafs on Wednesday night. Frederik Andersen remains sidelined with a lower-body injury. (TSN.ca)

Brianna and Austyn Rowland smiled for their wedding photographer moments after tying the knot at a Lake Tahoe resort on Sunday. Snow-capped mountains filled the horizon. The sun glistened on the water. And Gritty, the Philadelphia Flyers’ ubiquitous orange mascot, gleefully held the bride’s veil. (ESPN)

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Former Islander, NHLer Has No Recollection of Alleged Artemi Panarin Altercation

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A former NHLer, and briefly a member of the New York Islanders, told the New York Post that he did not recall the altercation between New York Rangers star Artemi Panarin and an 18-year-old woman over a decade ago in Latvia.

Kip Brennan told the New York tabloid that he didn’t know anything about the altercation that Panarin’s former KHL coach Andrei Nazarov told a Russian Newspaper happened in 2011. Nazarov claimed that Panarin beat up the woman on Dec. 11, 2011, following a game in Riga, Latvia and that the incident was covered up after authorities were bribed with 40,000 Euros.

Brennan and Panarin were teammates on KHL club Vityaz at the time.

“I didn’t know or hear that something like that ever happened,” Brennan told the New York Post through Facebook messenger. “He was a great guy, he was hilarious in the locker room. He always worked on his English with the North American guys and was a very talented young player.”

Brennan appeared in three games with the Islanders during the 2007-08 season and recorded 12 penalty minutes. He spent most of that season with the Isles’ AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

There he played in 49 games during the 2007-08 season. He had a goal, two assists and 127 penalty minutes in his lone year with the Sound Tigers.

The comments by Brennan were part of a larger story about the questionable origins of the allegations against Panarin. As of now, no complaining victim has come forward and three other teammates of Panarin’s at the time are quoted as not recalling the incident or questioning the validity of Nazarov’s claims.

Artemi Panarin is an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin and there is a belief that the allegations are politically motivated. Nazarov is a supporter of Putin and has critcised Panarin’s comments against the Kremlin.

“(Panarin) was a great kid, I have nothing but nice things to say about him, so when I heard that, I was like, ‘Oh, that doesn’t sound like him,'” said teammate Jon Mirasty, who also called the allegations fishy. “And I’m pretty sure I would have heard something like that, you know, being one of the older veteran players there.”

Artemi Panarin had been persued by the Islanders when he became a free agent in 2019. At one point it was reported that the Long Island hockey team had been the favorite land the prized free agent.

He ultimatly signed a seven-year, $81.5 million deal with the Rangers.

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