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Islanders prospects daily: Ruslan Iskhakov on dominant run

New York Islanders prospect Ruslan Iskhakov. Photo property of TPS. Used by permission of Eero Tuominen (TPS Head of Marketing and Communications).
New York Islanders prospect Ruslan Iskhakov. Photo property of TPS. Used by permission of Eero Tuominen (TPS Head of Marketing and Communications).
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Robin Salo is interviewed after being selected 46th overall by the New York Islanders (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Prospects (and players in the system) in Action Today

  • Robin Salo (Orebro)
  • Logan Cockerill (BU)
  • Ben Mirageas (Providence)
  • Jacob Pivonka (N.Dame)
  • Christian Krygier (MSU)

With a win today, Robin Salo and Orebro can jump into third played by leapfrogging Skelleftea and set themselves up with a more favorable playoff matchup in the first round. With four matches left on the season, Orebro is in the final stages of cementing a place in the playoffs and perhaps next season’s CHL.

BU plays a quarter-final match against UMass. Captain Logan Cockerill had a strong, albeit short season, with nine points in ten games. He’ll hope to push his team further with a win today. They beat UMass 3-2 just a few days ago so this one could be a close one.

Mirageas’s Providence will take on UConn as they look to make a push in the playoffs. Providence is 15-13 in Hockey East playoffs games with Nate Leaman behind the bench. But the last time these two played UConn won 5-3 thanks to a three-goal first period.

Jacob Pivonka’s Notre Dame side have had Penn State’s number with back-to-back wins at the start of March by a combined score of 12-3. Pivonka may not be getting a bunch of points in those games but he’s been dominant in the faceoff dot all year for Notre Dame. With 42 draws taken across the last two games vs Penn State, Pivonka holds a 69% efficiency.

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