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Islanders News: They just keep finding ways to win

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The point streak is at fourteen. Fourteen!

NHL: NOV 16 Islanders at Flyers
Otto, what do you know?
Photo by Nicole Fridling/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Waking up on a Sunday after a win like that? That’s good stuff. I love beating division rivals like the Flyers.

Islanders News

Recaps from a fly-by shooting: LHH | Isles Notebook | Isles Video Recap | Newsday | Islanders Insight | NHL GC | NHL Recap | NYI Skinny

  • Otto Koivula finally made his NHL debut after a couple weeks of shuffling between Long Island and Bridgeport. [Newsday]

Here’s what he had to say about it:

Here’s Barry Trotz discussing how they didn’t deviate from their structure, the play of Anthony Beauvillier and Koivula, the versatility of Josh Bailey, and the difficulty of scratching Leo Komarov:

  • Get to know the new kid with seven facts about no. 21. [Islanders]
  • VIDEO: Trotz called into NHL Network Thursday to talk about the development of his young players and the institution of the structure that has carried this team. [Islanders]
  • Thomas Greiss is a free agent after this season but he’s not talking contract just yet. [Newsday]
  • The Sound Tigers played the Laval Rocket last night and got shutout 3-0. It was a goalie duel to the end, with the young Laval goalie Cayden Primeau slightly outdoing the veteran Bridgeport goalie Jared Coreau (two of the Rocket goals were empty-netters). [Soundin’ Off pregame | CT Post recap | Sound Tigers recap]

Around the League

Lots of game action last night, so that’s the bulk of the news today, too. Some of the games include the Penguins walloping the Maple Leafs 6-1 in Kasimir Kasikuo’s Kasimir Kaskisuo’s NHL debut in net, the Avalanche winning 5-4 in overtime over the Canucks, and the Capitals beating the Bruins in the shootout after tying the game with just under a minute remaining.

  • Colorado didn’t care too much about the win after the game. They care more about the fact that their forward, Matt Calvert, took a shot off the head and the lack of whistle on a play that ultimately led to a Vancouver goal. He was bleeding on the ice, and Elias Pettersson, the Canuck that took the shot, put his hand up as if to flag down the officials and the trainers, but to no avail. [The Athletic]

Meanwhile, the Leafs’ young core is facing their biggest challenge yet as their losing streak hits five games. They’ve earned only one point in those five games (0-4-1). You absolutely love to see it. [Sportsnet]

  • Jack Eichel had all four Sabres goals in their 4-2 win over the Senators. [NHL]
  • The Blackhawks, who beat the Predators 7-2 last night, are handing the keys to the kids this season. [ESPN]
  • Their former coach, Joel Quenneville, reached 900 career coaching wins last night when the Panthers topped the Rangers. [NHL]
  • Another Floridian player reached a milestone as Steven Stamkos hit goal no. 400 in the Lightning’s 4-3 loss to the Jets. [Yahoo]
  • The streaky Sharks have now won six straight after their shootout victory over the Red Wings. [NHL]
  • Hayley Wickenheiser’s work ethic was among the many driving factors that led to her Hockey Hall of Fame election. [Sportsnet]
  • Which ten current NHL players are most likely to end up in the Hall of Fame when all is said and done? [ESPN]