New York Islanders Roundtable: Over/Under 100 points
Two seasons doesn’t make a trend. But a third season at 100 points and a trend we might have. That sounds all very Master Yoda like, but it’s true. Two seasons at 100 points means nothing for season three.
What the Islanders need to focus on to at least maintain that 100 points is interdivisional play. Like tonight’s game against the Rangers.
The Isles dropped a paltry 16 points in total to Metropolitan division teams last season. If they keep that kind of record they stand a good chance at repeating something close to 100 points.
To get above 100 the key for the Islanders is going to be inter-conference play. That’s playing against other teams in the Eastern Conference not named the Metropolitan (that’s the Atlantic division for those playing along).
Last season the Islanders dropped a total of 24 points against teams from the Atlantic division. They were particularly woeful against Montréal and Boston. Going 0-0-6 combined. Better that result and they hit 100+.
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Now, are they likely to do that? With Carey Price back in nets for the habs, probably not. Or they’re chances aren’t any better at least. Boston, on the other hand, looks ripe for some points plunderin’.