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Bennett notches hat trick, Florida easily tops Islanders 5-1

Oct. 16, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The only hat trick of Sam Bennett's career before Saturday wasn't exactly enjoyed by the Florida Panthers, since it happened against them nearly six years ago. They liked this one far more. Bennett scored three times, Sergei...

Svechnikov, Hurricanes beat Islanders 6-3 to open season

Oct. 14, 2021 23:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour felt good about the way his new-look roster played together on the opening night of the season. The familiar faces from three straight playoff appearances — led by Andrei Svechnikov — were pretty sharp, too. ...

Islanders to open season with 13 road games before UBS debut

Oct. 13, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders know what it means to play away from home for a long time. They spent nearly two months in Canada for the 2020 playoff bubble — reaching the Eastern Conference finals — after the pandemic disrupted the season. They now face a...

Blackhawks agree to 1-year contract with D Erik Gustafsson

Oct. 11, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks brought back Erik Gustafsson on Monday, agreeing to a one-year contract with the free-agent defenseman. Gustafsson was released by the New York Islanders on Sunday. The deal with Chicago is worth $800,000. The...

NHL Preview: What to know about the 2021-22 season

Oct. 11, 2021 02:24 AM EDT

There is more high-level hockey on tap over the next nine months than ever before. Thanks to the addition of the Seattle Kraken as the NHL's 32nd franchise and the return to a full schedule, 1,312 regular-season games are set to be played before the start of the playoffs...

Islanders-Devils preseason game canceled due to power outage

Oct. 07, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils' preseason game against the New York Islanders was canceled Thursday night due to a power outage in part of Prudential Center. The lights in one area of the arena went out before the start of the game and could not be restored....

NHL Eastern Conference race still runs through `Champa Bay'

Oct. 05, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

It’s going on 40 years since the NHL last celebrated a three-peat Stanley Cup champion as part of the New York Islanders’ run of four straight titles from 1980-83. The Lightning have won two straight, and defenseman Victor Hedman doesn’t see why Tampa Bay can’t...

Confident, talented Lightning aim for Stanley Cup 3-peat

Sep. 28, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Scotty Bowman knows a thing or two about winning consecutive Stanley Cups championships. The Hall of Famer has won nine titles as a NHL head coach and five more in front office roles. He’s currently a senior advisor to hockey operations with the...

Carolina Hurricanes hope changes lead to another playoff run

Sep. 28, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The past three seasons have seen the Carolina Hurricanes end a long postseason drought, become an every-year playoff team and win their first division championship in 15 years. They figured they needed changes to accomplish even more. ...

Islanders enter season with Cup hopes, new arena set to open

Sep. 28, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

Barry Trotz knows the feeling of raising the Stanley Cup along with the failed journeys it sometimes takes to get there. Now he is trying to recapture that magic with the New York Islanders. Trotz goes into his fourth season as Islanders coach with...