A few New York Islanders players are back amongst the points after a long absence in the production department. Who can sustain it? Who’s is just a blip?
Over the last two games the New York Islanders have started receiving contributions from players not in the top two lines. Since the start of the season the trio of Tavares, Bailey, Lee and Eberle, Barzal, Ladd have been supporting this team with All-Star levels of production.
For a while the team was getting some secondary scoring from the bottom six and the back end. But through the months of December and January that secondary scoring absolutely dried up. Helping the Islanders absolutely tailspin to the bottom of the Metropolitan Division standings.
But over the last two games that secondary scoring has seemingly come back. With goals coming in from the bottom two lines and the blue line.
Nick Leddy has back-to-back games with goals. Brock Nelson has back-to-back games with points. Casey Cizikas is back amongst the goals. And even Jason Chimera picked up a few points. And with that production the Islanders have picked up three of a possible four points.
So which one of these players is able to keep that recent run of form going? Which one is a real resurgence, and which is just a positive blip on an otherwise disappointing 2017-18 NHL season?