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Hawks defeat Wild in shootout; face Blue Jackets Friday

Battered, bruised, and missing their two marquee stars, the Hawks hosted the Wild at the United Center looking for two points and a spark in their play that’s been lacking in the last few contests.  They found both in a hard-earned 3-2 shootout win against the Minnesota Wild, despite forward lines thrown off because of injuries and a last-minute scratch of Johnny Oduya.

 

Minnesota would get on the board first, after a sho...

Islanders Host Blue Jackets in Sunday Matinee

The Islanders look to finish up their homestand Sunday afternoon on a high note as they take on their Metropolitan rival Columbus Blue Jackets 1pm at the Nassau Coliseum. It will be the third of four matchups as Columbus has taken the first two, including the Islanders’ home opener. In what was a sign for things to come, the Islanders blew a 2-0 third period lead before falling to Columbus in the shootout 3-2. The two met again in Columbus in November where the Blue Jackets scored three times in the third period to win 5-2. (Photo credit: paul.hadsall/flickr).

Flyers Lack Effort In Loss to Jackets

If in Wednesday's loss to Carolina the Flyers showed times of no effort, it was in Thursday's loss that they showed 60 minutes of no effort.

The Flyers lost 5-2 to Columbus in a game they never got out of the starting gate. Ray Emery allowed five goals and played the entire game to keep Steve Mason rested.

Isles Files: A Look Ahead To Free Agency

At most, the 2013 NHL season has two games remaining. The Chicago Blackhawks have the opportunity to send the Boston Bruins home without any new hardware, as a win tonight would make them this year's Stanley Cup Champions.

With that being said, the New York Islanders organization has been preparing for the NHL Entry draft, as well as free agency.

As we jump ahead to July 5th, there are a handful of players that the Islanders might consider for the 2013-2014 roster that may make them a better contending team for next season's playoff run.

Lauridsen Happy With Debut

When three of the Flyers top defensemen go down in a week, it was expected some new, young faces would find the ice to attempt to make an impact.

For one Dane, it was an opportunity of a life time.

Oliver Lauridsen made his NHL debut in the Flyers 3-1 win over Boston. He played over 17 minutes, all even strength, and registered a shot on goal.

Lauridsen became only the eighth player from Denmark to wear an NHL jersey. He was the first to put on a Flyers uniform.

(Pictured: Oliver Lauridsen delivers a check to Jordan Caron. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Flyers Stifle Boston; Snap Four-Game Skid

For the first time since March 15 the Flyers knew what it felt like to win a game.

The Flyers snapped a four-game losing streak, beating the Bruins 3-1 Saturday afternoon. It was a hard-earned win for the Orange and Black, who ran into a long string of bad luck the past two weeks.

Ilya Bryzgalov was absolutely fantastic in the win, stopping 33 shots to earn the win.

(Pictured: Flyers Sean Couturier celebrated with Mike Knuble after Knuble's power play goal in the 1st. Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

Rating the Islanders NHL 2013 Ratings

With all the talk about a possible lockout which could result in a shorten or even a cancelled season, there is one guarantee for the hockey season and that is the release of one of the best video games ever; NHL 2013.

Earlier this month the NHL 2013 ratings were leaked to Yahoo! Sports writer, Puck Daddy and he separated them into two posts, one being the Eastern Conference teams and the other for, you guessed it, the Western Conference teams.

Anyone who has played "NHL" knows how realistic the game can be. When looking at the ratings for the Islanders, there were some questionable choices made by EA Sports, but there were also some spot on ones. Let’s take a look at the ratings for the whole Islanders team.(Photo Credit: Yahoo/Puck Daddy)

Jets Defeat Defending Champs; Down Bruins 2-1

The Winnipeg Jets are now a game above .500, and evened up the season series with the Boston Bruins as they downed the bears in a hard fought and entertaining 2-1 win on Tuesday night.

Once the puck dropped, the game took on a physical tone that sustained itself throughout the entire game. Winnipeg would be the first to catch a bad look from the ref on the phyiscal play as Jim Slater took a slashing call for breaking the stick of Dennis Seidenberg. Although the Bruins powerplay was very strong, they only managed to muster up one shot with the extra man.

The back and forth game continued as the two teams exchanged chances for a majority of the...

Their Worst Game Of The Season, Isles Lose 6-0 To The Bruins

"When you play this game you need to play with fire, you need to play with passion, you need to play with determination, you need to play with desperation. You need to have ice bags after the game, maybe a little blood dripping right now. When you lace your skates up the guy across from you, the guy on the right, on the left of you need to know that you got their back and we're going to play for one another. And that just didn't happen tonight and I don't have the answers why."

This is how head coach Jack Capuano started his post-game press conference after a humiliating 6-0 loss to the Boston Bruins. Fired up and with his blood boiling, Capuano came out like a...

Habs Demolish Bruins

The Habs have beaten the Bruins for the second time in as many games in a spirited affair in the Bell Centre. The Habs opened the scoring and never looked back. They are playing a more cohesive game since the firing of Perry Pearn. 

The coaching staff is more animated and the team is playing with more life than they have played in a long while. The effort is there and they are going to the net and the results have started to come through.

The game featured some good scoring chances on both sides and some nice saves on both sides of the ice.

The referees had a tight game, calling the Bruins on many penalties in the first 40 minutes. The Habs power play capitalized on...