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New York Islanders Daily: Dominant Performance in Los Angeles

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Valtteri Filppula #51 of the New York Islanders skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on September 26, 2018 in New York City. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Valtteri Filppula #51 of the New York Islanders skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on September 26, 2018 in New York City. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The New York Islanders dominated the Los Angeles Kings in a 7-2 win on the road on the second day of a back to back. This team is an enigma.

After a rather lethargic loss, the night before in Anaheim the New York Islanders put on a show in Los Angeles. The Islanders dropped a seven spot, six of the goals went in on Jonathan Quick who is one of the best goalies in the league.

In the first period, things were rather normal, Casey Cizikas scored his third of the year and Tyler Toffoli tied things up on the power play. Even in the second period, with a Josh Bailey and Valtteri Filppula goal, a 3-1 lead doesn’t scream blowout.

It was the third period of play where the Islanders dominated. They’d score four goals on four consecutive shots. Valtteri Filppula had his second, Matt Martin scored, Leo Komarov scored, and Andrew Ladd scored for good measure.

The story last night was the Islanders bottom six. How Casey Cizikas and Andrew Ladd are over a point per game pace right now with Valtteri Filppula looking like the second best forward on the team is just flat out bizarre.

An enigma is a perfect way to describe this game after six games. They’re 3-3 and you never know what you’re going to get when the puck drops.

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