New York Islanders Daily: Tavares Still Sees Room For Improvement
The New York Islanders won by a score of 6-3 last night but captain John Tavares still thinks they can improve, and with their upcoming schedule they have to.
With the win last night the New York Islanders are back to the .500 mark. Captain John Tavares isn’t satisfied just yet.
“I still think we can get a lot better,” Tavares said. “We still haven’t gotten the power play going. Five-on-five certainly good to see a few go in for a lot of guys. — So build on it and get ready for a tough week coming up.”
Tavares is right, the Islanders can be a lot better. They are still not getting good enough production from Andrew Ladd, even though he got his first point last night. He’s a guy they brought in to produce and you have to think that he will start to eventually, it’s just a matter of when.
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Having to get the power play going is an understatement. They are 1 for 15 on the power play which is a brutal start. This is a team with a very good penalty kill, they just can’t seem to figure it out on the power play.
Initially I thought Mathew Barzal could help the power play but he hasn’t gotten much of an opportunity as he has only played one game so far. Jack Capuano and company have to figure something out soon because there schedule doesn’t get any easier going up against the Canadians and Penguins.
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The woes of playing at home (Eyes On Isles)
In sports you’re supposed to have a home ice advantage but it’s been difficult for the Islanders ever since they moved. With the recent news coming out about the ice it only has made matters worse.
The Islanders defenseman stole the show (Eyes On Isles)
Here’s some highlights from last night’s game in which the d-men provided the offense. The Isles got three goals from defenseman in their 6-3 win.
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Despite the poor ice surface the offense broke out (Daily News)
Some more coverage from last night’s win. The ice is still a big story, rather than the on ice product, which isn’t good.