Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: A Winning Streak

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Well, it had to start somewhere. After dropping the first two games, the Islanders are 3-1-0 in their last four and have their first official winning streak on the young season. Mind you, the lone loss in the last four games came to the defending Western Conference champions, who scored the game-winning goal in the final minutes of the third period in a one-goal game.

There are a lot of things to take from yesterday’s game; here are the main points Islanders Insight felt mattered most

The Positives

  • Andrew Ladd receives his first point as a member of the New York Islanders
  • The defense keeps on chipping in with timely goals, including three last night
  • The penalty killing is still strong
  • John Tavares had his first “breakout” game of the season—statically speaking.
  • Thomas Greiss bailed out the team on multiple occasions

The Negatives

  • Too many odd-man rushes against
  • The top line, specifically Zach Parise, completely dominated play in the Islanders’ zone
  • Despite the three-goal victory, three players finished the game with a negative plus/minus rating (Cal Clutterbuck, Brock Nelson, Casey Cizikas)

The Islanders finish their five-game homestand on Wednesday against Montreal. The day after, they head west to play Pittsburgh, before returning home for another five-game homestand.

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