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Islanders prospects daily: Otto Koivula on a roll for Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, CT - NOVEMBER 11: Otto Koivula #12 of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers brings the puck up ice during a game against the Charlotte Checkers at the Webster Bank Arena on November 11, 2018 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Gregory Vasil/Getty Images)
BRIDGEPORT, CT - NOVEMBER 11: Otto Koivula #12 of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers brings the puck up ice during a game against the Charlotte Checkers at the Webster Bank Arena on November 11, 2018 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (Photo by Gregory Vasil/Getty Images)
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Welcome to your daily recap for New York Islanders prospects! You’ll find an update on stats from prospects in action yesterday, a round-up of who’s playing today, and I’ll tell you how some of those prospects in action yesterday are doing in my prospects rankings.

Prospects update from yesterday

  • Bridgeport Sound Tigers
    • Samuel Bolduc
      • Stats: 1G
      • Season stats: 13GP, 4G, 4A, 8Pts
    • Otto Koivula
      • Stats: 2A
      • Season stats: 10G, 1G, 4A, 5Pts

With a power-play goal to open the scoring, Samuel Bolduc is now up to eight points on the season. The rookie pro has been a consistent presence for the Sound Tigers this season in just about every situation.

His fourth goal of the year was a powerful (and accurate) blast from the opposite Ovie office (as in from the right and not the left).

https://twitter.com/thesoundtigers/status/1378049905789308930

After a healthy scratch to get him playing right, Otto Koivula has responded with four points in his last four games. On a lesser team, he’s probably in the NHL already, but the Isles are already loaded with bottom-six talent.

Next year might be the year for him if he keeps this up though.

New York Islanders prospects in action today

  • Robin Salo (Orebro)
  • Ruslan Iskhakov (TPS)
  • Josh Ho-Sang (Linkoping)

This is the last game of the regular season for Robin Salo and Orebro. A win puts them in 5th and a loss keeps them in sixth. Either way, they’ll move on to the playoffs. Their ranking will just dictate who they’ll face in the first round; either Skelleftea (4th) or Leksands (3rd).

Based on head-to-head I don’t think Orebro will care who they face. Salo’s side is 3-1-0 against either team.

After a two-point night against the Lathi Pelicans, Iskhakov and his TPS side take on the top team in the SM-Liiga. It’s one of three meetings between two of the top three teams in the league in the final stretch of the season. A win today will help TPS narrow the gap between them and Lock at the top.

No Josh Ho-Sang for Linkoping’s final SHL game. I’ve got requests in with the team to try and find out what’s going on. This is the last game of the regular season for Linkoping. What happened over the final stretch of the season between Ho-Sang and the club is strange.

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