The New York Islanders can use some help on the power play. Perhaps they can try one of these formations to get their efficiency up.
The New York Islanders power play has a few issues. They have a hard time getting the puck in the offensive zone, cycling the puck around the zone, and then getting the puck on net. All of that has combined to give the Isles one of the worst power play’s in the league.
Before facing the Vegas Golden Knights the Islanders held a 15.5 percent efficiency on the power play. Good for 24th in the league. That includes their recent power play resurgence that’s seen them score three PPG’s on 12 opportunities.
We can’t yet say that their power play is back yet. Before this resurgence they had four PPGs on a whopping 51 opportunities between November 5th and December 12th. That’s an eight percent efficiency.
If not for the Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens, and Chicago Blackhawks having power plays hovering around a 12 percent efficiency the Islanders would have surely bottomed out in the league.
So what do they do?
Here’s a few suggestions of setups from some of our staff that the New York Islanders can use to increase the efficiency of their power play and sustain what they seems to be building at the moment.