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.
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.
Another blow to Sabres: Eichel out for `foreseeable future'
The injury is not considered season-ending, though Krueger on Saturday was unable to provide a fixed timetable on how much time Eichel will miss. Eichel’s latest injury is separate from the previous two that have severely hampered his production this season. Eichel also missed two games last month with a lower-body injury. And the Sabres are also missing two key defensemen, including Jake McCabe, who sustained a season-ending knee injury last month. Cozens has three goals and two assists in 20 games, and had been elevated to playing on Buffalo’s top line in place of Eichel.