NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Isles legend Gillies passes away at 67; Jet’s Wheeler gets back in line up after long injury; plus more

Former New York Islander Clark Gillies who passed away at age 67 was accomplished many achievements with the Islanders during the 1980s (photo provided by nhl.com)

On the NHL podcast with Matt Harrington:

#1 Matt, legendary former New York Islander Clark Gillies passed away at age 67. Gillies was noted as one of the all time talents in Islanders history career he scored 319 goals, had 378 assists, in 958 regular season games. In the Stanley Cup Playoffs career 47 goals and 47 assists in 164 games.

#2 The Winnipeg Jets Blake Wheeler who hasn’t played since Dec 10th is a possibility in getting into today’s game against the Boston Bruins. Wheeler suffered a knee injury. Wheeler has 17 points, one goal, and 16 assists in 22 games.

#3 The Anaheim Ducks were up and at em for Friday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Duck Pond in Anaheim. The 5-1 win also snaps the Ducks four game losing streak and the Bolts four game win streak. One of the key things the Ducks executed was a seven for seven penalty kill.

#4 Matt, the NHL looks forward to completing some 95 rescheduled games due to Covid 19 protocol postponements between Feb 7-22. All 32 NHL teams will be able to now complete their missing games before the end of the regular season on April 29th.

#5 Montreal Canadiens top flight goaltender Jake Allen is out for eight weeks due to a lower body injury. Allen came out of the first period against the Bruins on Jan 12th in a 5-1 loss. Allen will be replaced by back ups Sam Montembeault who has played in 16 games this season and has a goals against average of 3.73 and Clayden Primeau has played in four games with a goals against average of 4.11.

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