New York Islanders Anders Lee and Thomas Griess Shine
Anders Lee is so hot right now. With four goals in his last five games, Lee is seemingly unstoppable.
In his first 20 games, Lee had three goals to his name. In his last 12 games, he has eight goals. Whatever has happened between that time and now, it’s working.
Whether it be how Jack Capuano is using the 6’3” 228lbs winger as a net front presence, or that he’s remembered that his office isn’t shooting from the faceoff circle, but right in front of the oppositions net.
Both of Lee’s goals came right in front of the net. The first came from a heads-up play to capitalize on a terrible miscommunication between Tukka Rask and his Brad Marchand behind the Bruins net.
His second came on the power play as Lee was parked in front of Khudobin’s net and tipped home a point shot from (player X) past the rookie Bruin keeper.
This is exactly what every team needs in order to compete in the NHL. Secondary scoring. When John Tavares isn’t lighting it up in the points department the Islanders need goals to come from other sources. Right now that’s Anders Lee.
He get’s first star honors for netting those two goals, then getting an assist on Kulemin’s goal that sealed Rask’s fate for the night. Greiss made sure the Bruins couldn’t get into the game and Lee rewarded his efforts with two typical Lee goals.
Next: Building the Perfect Wingman for Tavares
The Islanders escpaed with a fantastic two points on the road on the back of a complete game from Jash Bailey. A goaltending clinic from Thomas Greiss, and a continuation of Anders Lee’s hot streak.