New York Islanders Continue Playoff Push Against Flyers
Keys to Victory
Remember How To Defend
The last 3 games, the Islanders defense has looked extremely lost in their own zone. Missed assignments, poor changes, and a lackadaisical attitude have hurt the team. This has led to three straight games of 5 goals against. The seven games before that they held opposition to 2 goals or less.
Appropriate for today’s weather report, it is vital that the Islanders not let the game snowball out of control. Against Detroit and Carolina they let up three goals in a single period. In each of their last three games they’ve let up back to back goals within two minutes of each other. This young team has serious lapses in intensity and its up to Weight and the team’s vets to not swoon after something goes wrong.
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Paging Mr. Greiss
Despite the defensive struggles Thomas Greiss needs to get his head on straight. Islanders management just rewarded him with a fine extension, showing confidence in him as a potential #1 goaltender. He needs to reward that confidence with a return to form soon or we’re all going to be writing articles about when Halak is coming back up.