New York Islanders Daily: Defense Needs To Help Goalies
The New York Islanders need their defenseman to help out their goalies says head coach Doug Weight. Weight is correct with his criticism.
In the last three games the New York Islanders have given up five goals. The easy blame would be to throw the goalies under the bus but that’s not necessarily the most accurate group to blame.
Doug Weight says the Isles need to help out there goalies. “You see 10 goals on (49) shots and you think it’s bad goaltending. But we’re really not giving up a lot. We’re also not helping our goalies out.”
Giving up chances seems to be all the Islanders have done defensively. The play in their own zone hasn’t looked good at all during this three game stretch.
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Even Johnny Boychuk agreed. He said “We’re not giving up chance after chance after chance, but the ones we are giving up are really, really good chances.”
Normally when you give up five goals a game over a three game stretch you would expect to be 0-3. The Islanders luckily went 1-1-1 and took three out of six points.
If the Isles are going to continue to be competitive they are going to need the defense, and their play in their own zone to be better.
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