New York Islanders Daily: Kieffer Bellows Impresses In Preseason Game 1

By Matt O'Leary
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16: A general view of the arena during the game between the New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers in a preseason game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 16, 2018 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16: A general view of the arena during the game between the New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers in a preseason game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 16, 2018 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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New York Islanders prospect Kieffer Bellows looked impressive in their preseason opener against the Flyers at the Coliseum.

The New York Islanders opened up their preseason schedule yesterday with a nice 3-0 win over the Flyers. One guy who stood out during the game was 2016 first round pick, Kieffer Bellows.

To open up the scoring Kieffer Bellows, who was down low right next to the faceoff circle, ripped one past the Flyers goalie to give the Islanders a 1-0 lead. It was a power-play goal, and it showed off what Bellows can be.

Since he was drafted I’ve kept a close eye on Bellows and he scores a ton of goals down low like that. He’s a big body who always seems to be in the right spot.

He wasn’t done though. Although he didn’t score again, Bellows ripped another one off the post. With a strong performance like that it’s hard for him not to catch the coaches eye.

Sine the bottom six so crowded it’s going to take a lot for him to make the roster but yesterday was a good start. If he continues making plays over the next two weeks it’s going to be very difficult for Lou Lamoriello to send Bellows to the AHL.

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