New York Islanders Three Positives To Remember
Since December the New York Islanders 2017-18 season has slowly got away from them. The optimism we all felt in November is all but gone. Replaced with that familiar feeling of gloom. But there are a few things to still be optimistic about.
With 47 games played in the season, the New York Islanders sit with 50 points and are three points out of a playoff spot. Last year, after the same number of games played, the Islanders held 51 points in the standings.
Even a 24-12-4 record couldn’t bring them to the playoffs that year. Who says it will this year? The Metropolitan division seams even harder than last year with the emergence of the New Jersey Devils as a good team again.
Then you consider that the bottom five teams in the division are split by five points. All are bottlenecked for the two-wild card spots in the Eastern Conference.
It’s hard not to feel the gloom settling in when you consider all those facts and then consider the recent form the New York Islanders have been on. Over their last ten, they hold a 3-7-0 record and now hold a -12 goal differential with the second most productive offence in the league.
What good could there possibly be to talk about exactly?