New York Islanders Anders Lee and Thomas Griess Shine
Josh Bailey did everything well last night against the Bruins. He created offense. He was solid defensively. I don’t remember once yelling to my TV: “What are you doing Bailey?!” Not once, I swear!
He picked up two points on the night to get him to 20 points on the season. Putting him on pace for 51 points. A career high for the former first-round and ninth overall draft pick in 2008.
It kinda makes your forget about ain’t-got-no-finish Andrew Ladd the Isles are currently paying $5.5 million to miss wide open nets.
Unlike Ladd, Bailey was a net positive for his team. Credited with four takeaways, a shot on net, and no penalty minutes.
His effect on the game last night was measurable. It wasn’t as evident as the next two on the list, and so he gets the third star.
Bailey did everything well last night, and it’s starting to become the theme for the season for him. Tavares aside Bailey has been one of the Isles best players all season. (Lee just woke up so that doesn’t count).