NHL postpones 2 Islanders games amid COVID-19 outbreak
The NHL has postponed two more games for coronavirus-related reasons, making it five so far this season. Upcoming New York Islanders games Sunday at the Rangers and Tuesday at the Philadelphia Flyers were postponed after additional members of the team went into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol on Saturday. General manager Lou Lamoriello said forward Casey Cizikas became the latest player to test positive.news.yahoo.com
Islanders beat Bruins 6-2 in Game 6, reach Stanley Cup semis
Brock Nelson scored twice in another big second period by New York, Semyon Varlamov stopped 23 shots and the Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 6-2 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to advance to the Stanley Cup semifinals for the second straight year.
Barzal scores late, Islanders beat Bruins 4-1 in Game 4
Game 5 is Monday night in Boston, with Game 6 back at Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday night. Varlamov stopped a slap shot by Connor Clifton 8 1/2 minutes into the period, and one by David Pastrnak with 8:15 left. Barzal scored for the second straight game after going scoreless for the first eight games of the postseason. The Islanders challenged for goalie interference, but it stood after a review, putting the Bruins on another power play. BRUINS LINEUPD Brandon Carlo missed the game after leaving Game 3 early in the third period following a hard it from te Islanders' Cal Clutterbuck.wftv.com
Cizikas' OT goal lifts Islanders past Bruins 4-3 in Game 2
Casey Cizikas scored on a breakaway with 14:48 gone in overtime and Semyon Varlamov returned to the net to make 39 saves to lead the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins and knotting their second-round playoff series at one game apiece.
Sabres' captain Eichel out for `the foreseeable future'
New York Islanders' Cal Clutterbuck (15) passes the puck away from Buffalo Sabres' Jack Eichel (9) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 4, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)BUFFALO, N.Y. – Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury that is not yet considered season-ending. Coach Ralph Krueger on Saturday was unable to provide a fixed timetable except to say Eichel is “out for the foreseeable future." The update came after Eichel traveled to see a specialist over the past two days to further determine the severity of the injury. He missed the first week of training camp after sustaining an upper-body injury during a pre-camp on-ice workout in Buffalo. Eichel also missed two games last month with a lower-body injury.