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New York Islanders Top 5 Highlights Matt Martin Lays the Body, Twice

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 10: Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders looks on after losing to the New York Rangers 2-1 during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 10, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 10: Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders looks on after losing to the New York Rangers 2-1 during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 10, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
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TORONTO, ON – DECEMBER 29: Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on December 29, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Islanders defeated the Maple Leafs 4-0.(Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – DECEMBER 29: Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on December 29, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Islanders defeated the Maple Leafs 4-0.(Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Through the New York Islanders four games this week, these five highlights stand out as the best. Matt Martin gets in twice for two massive hits.

You could argue that the entire 5-1 New York Islanders win over the Tampa Bay Lightning should be one single highlight. The Islanders while not outplaying the Lightning perfectly executed their game plan for the resounding victory against the best team in the NHL.

But this top five is about individual moments from the week. From Monday January 7th to Sunday January 13th, what were the New York Islanders five best individual moments?

There’s plenty to pick from. Some that didn’t make the list are Devon Toews’ third goal of the season that came against the Lightning. It was an absolute cannon from the point with pin point accuracy. He truly needs to sit down with Ryan Pulock to have a chat about shot placement.

Or how about Robin Lehner flashing the leather against the Rangers? From a goaltending perspective there’s very little that beats a nicely timed glove save. But yet it still didn’t make the top five moments from the week.

Or maybe Johnny Boychuk doing whatever it takes to prevent a goal by taking a puck to the face for the team?

With four games between Monday and Sunday there was enough to chose from and more to make this list. Hopefully, that’s a trend that repeats itself throughout the 2018-19 season and into the playoffs.

I picked five brilliant individual moments from the Islanders four games this week for a top five.

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