New York Islanders Podcast: Barzal Dazzles at All-Star Game
New York Islanders Mathew Barzal absolutely dazzled at the NHL All-Star game. The Isles couldn’t have a better ambassador for their brand league wide.
At the 2019 NHL All-Star game, Mathew Barzal was the sole representative for the New York Islanders. He may not be team captain, but Barzal is truly the face of the franchise. And during the All-Star game the Islanders star put his best foot forward.
The 3on3 format of the All-Star game fits Barzal’s skill set perfectly the fast and shifty play make can pull defenders out of position with all of the open ice. And that’s exactly what he did with his two linemate, to great effect.
Playing alongside Pittsburgh Penguins stars Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang Mathew Barzal scored a goal and added another five assists. Helping Sidney Crosby take the MVP honors on the night. After the game both Crosby and Letang had great things to say about the Islanders young star.
I couldn’t be happier with Mathew Barzal being the league wide representative for the New York Islanders.
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