"Matthew's still growing. I wouldn't totally put him in the veteran leadership group yet. But he's learning slowly. At some point, he will be that guy," said Trotz.Philadelphia Flyers
The Bruins skated out of Nassau Coliseum with an overtime win in Game 3, meaning that it's mathematically possible that Game 4 could be the final Islanders game played at Nassau Coliseum. Coach Barry Trotz said to expect an intense game on Saturday night. "If I wasn't coaching I'd be glued to the TV every night because this is a hell of a series right now," he said. "It's a physical, determined series by both teams. A Saturday night crowd at the Coliseum, Boston Bruins-New York Islanders, it doesn't get much better than that."
It is also important to note that players on entry-level contracts are excluded from the list. Has to be players that have at least signed a second contract in the NHL, and contracts that are at least three years in length on the day they were signed.
Whatever the Jets decide with this group, hopefully it doesn't block the path for their prospects, especially the promising Cole Perfetti.Buffalo Sabres
Russia, which finished first in Group A, opened the scoring at 14:32 of the second period when Yevgeni Timkin put a pass from defenseman Dmitri Orlov into an open net.Florida Panthers
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Cassidy complained of a double standard and claimed the officials let the Islanders get away with infractions based on their reputation as a relatively clean team.Winnipeg Jets
By evening the series 2-2, the Islanders ensured that Game 6 will be played here Wednesday, regardless of the outcome of Game 5 Monday night in Boston. Had the Islanders fallen Saturday, there was a chance that this building would have seen its last professional hockey. The Islanders will move to a brand-new arena in Elmont, New York, starting next season.
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