TORONTO — Good morning people. The New York Islanders are back in action against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at Scotiabank Arena. Puck Drop is scheduled for 7pm ET at Scotiabank Arena.
Here are your New York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today:
NYI HOCKEY NOW
While the updates to all injured New York Islanders were minimal in terms of information, here are our updates based on team skates and some reading between the lines.
Should Lane Lambert be in the hot seat? The answer is not that simple.
The Islanders are still trying to acquire the Vancouver Canucks forward, according to colleague Jimmy Murphy Bo Horvat.
Before Aatu Raty was sent down for the first time, NYI Hockey Now caught up with the young forward to get a feel for life in the NHL.
NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW
Washington Hockey Now: After replacing the head coach Bruce Boudreau of his duties and the hiring of Rick Tocchet as the new bench chairman, the Vancouver Canucks held a press conference to introduce their new coach and discuss the situation. And President Jim Rutherford had to clarify something about Boudreau and, at the end of the day, believes that speculation and gossip have disproportionately blown the situation.
Boston Hockey Now: Charlie McAvoy Hasn’t always been his explosive self this season, returning from shoulder surgery in the summer, but the Boston Bruins defenseman put on a show against the Sharks
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Pittsburgh penguins were so close to winning in overtime, but their goal was knocked over. Dan Kingerski breaks down what went down against the Devils.
Montreal Hockey Now: The Montreal Canadiens have something good in Beantown with a view Lane Hutson with the Boston University Terriers.
Florida Hockey Now: Panthers goalie Spencer Knight completed his American Hockey League (AHL) rehab assignment with the Charlotte Checkers and returned to the Florida Panthers last night in NYC.
Vegas Hockey Now: This Vegas Golden Knights took a step back as they lost 4-1 at Mullet Arena. Here’s what happened.
San Jose Hockey Now: It’s not every day that your team’s top scorer finds himself in a fight. But it is like that Timo Meier, who has scored 27 goals so far this season, his hands started the San Jose Sharks’ 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins.
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