Month: January 2021

The New York Islanders are one of the NHL’s most storied franchises, making their mark on the league during their brisk ascension in the late 1970s and early 1980s. After their four straight Stanley Cups and 19 consecutive playoff series wins, the Islanders found themselves on a bumpy road as they fought to stay relevant
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New York Islanders (3-4-1, seventh in the East Division) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (6-2-1, second in the East Division) Philadelphia; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: New York hits the road against Philadelphia looking to break its five-game road skid. Philadelphia finished 16-4-4 in division action and 25-6-4 at home during the 2019-20 season. The Flyers
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8:49 PM ET ESPN News Services RALEIGH, N.C. — Carolina Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek left Saturday night’s game against the Dallas Stars in the first period with an upper-body injury, the team announced. The Hurricanes said Mrazek would not return. Mrazek went down 2 minutes, 47 seconds into the game after being bumped by teammate
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7:12 PM ET Alex Ovechkin returned to the Washington Capitals lineup on Saturday against the Boston Bruins, after missing four games following a violation of the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols. “It sucks, obviously,” Ovechkin told reporters earlier on Saturday. “No one wants to be suspended. No one wants to put yourself in that position. It’s over.
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Columbus Blue Jackets (4-2-3, first in the Central Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (2-4-3, sixth in the Central Division) Chicago; Sunday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Chicago aims to break its three-game losing streak when the Blackhawks take on Columbus. Chicago finished 7-12-3 in division play and 16-14-4 at home during the 2019-20 season. Goalies for
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