New York Islanders 3 Takaways from Shutout Win Over Columbus Blue Jackets

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UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 01: Leo Komarov #47 of the New York Islanders skates against Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 01, 2018 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders were playing in their first regular season game since April of 2015 when the team moved their home games to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Islanders defeated the Blue Jackets 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

With a fourth Thomas Greiss shutout this season and two breakaway goals from Casey Cizikas, the New York Islanders marched to a 3-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Only five points separated the New York Islanders and the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Metropolitan Division. It’s not comfortable at the top for the Islanders. This was a four point game.

A loss against the Blue Jackets would heap a lot of pressure on themselves. Thankfully, the Islanders haven’t lost in back-to-back games since December 6th, 2018. That’s a stretch of 29 games.

Incredible stuff from a team that was left for dead at the side of the highway back in September.

It wasn’t going to be easy for the Islanders who were on the road against a good Columbus team who had won four games in a row before facing tonight’s game.

Even though the New York Islanders may not have been the better of the two teams on the night in terms of who had the puck on their stick more, they certainly won the we’ll score more goals department.

The latter being the most important of the two.

After going out with a whimper to the Buffalo Sabres 3-1, the New York Islanders needed to bounce back and continue to keep extending their lead at the top of one the toughest divisions in the NHL.

The New York Islanders needed to forget the loss against the Sabres and get back to the game thathas brought them so much success this season. They did just that and left Columbus with both points.

What are the three takeaways from tonight’s Islanders win over the Columbus Blue Jackets?

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