New York Islanders: Where Are The Losers
Winner: Anders Lee
Anders Lee is the definition of a streaky player. When he’s going good it’s great, when he’s going bad he looks completely lost out there. He can be a force once he goes to the front of the net. That’s what he’s been doing and it’s been working.
In the last five games, he’s got four goals, including this game-winner, against the Pittsburg Penguins.
The frustrating thing with Lee is that he doesn’t always go to the front of the net like this. But when he does he usually finds himself in good scoring positions.
Lee isn’t a particularly good skater, he doesn’t have an overwhelming shot, but he does have size. He is tough to clear out from in front of the goalie as seen in the video, and that’s when the offense begins to come out.
Last week he was my loser of the week. At that point, he only had one goal. Now, at five goals he is beginning to turn his season around. Maybe it’s too much to expect another 25 goals out of him like in his rookie year, but I do think he’s better than the 15 he put up last year.
I don’t think anyone would complain if he found the net 20 times. Lee is finding a groove now, let’s see if he can sustain this success he’s had this week.