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New York Islanders Daily: Crazy Shots Against Stat

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Jaroslav Halak
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Jaroslav Halak /

We know one of the biggest problems the New York Islanders have is the number of shots they allow. Even in a win, they still give up a ton of shots.

I love when the New York Islanders beat down on the Rangers as much of the next guy but I’m not naive. Nothing has changed with this team overnight and if something did change we sure as heck wouldn’t see it against the Rangers who are the cellar dweller in the Metro.

Last night the Islanders still allowed 50 shots. Jaroslav Halak stood on his head and stopped 50 of them.

The Islanders have asked Halak to do so much and for the most part this year he has. But this stat I saw from Eric Hornick is going to drive you nuts.

In three straight games, the Islanders have allowed 19 shots or more in a single period. If you give up 19 that’s one thing, but giving up 19 shots in 20 minutes is straight up insane. Somehow the Islanders have done it consecutively and it’s becoming a bad trend.

We talk about the defense so much, but when you see a stat like this you still can’t help but be amazed at the lack of defensive play from this team.

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