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

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 03: Casey Cizikas #53 of the New York Islanders sits in the net after being pushed in by Jean-Sebastien Dea #10 of the New Jersey Devils during the second period at the Barclays Center on November 03, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 03: Casey Cizikas #53 of the New York Islanders sits in the net after being pushed in by Jean-Sebastien Dea #10 of the New Jersey Devils during the second period at the Barclays Center on November 03, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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TORONTO, ON – DECEMBER 29: Casey Cizikas #53 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: Casey Cizikas #53 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)

Casey Cizikas: Can’t Stop Won’t Stop

We’ve often talked about the New York Islanders fourth line and how good they’ve been. They aren’t just a hard working shutdown line, but they’re also scoring a good amount.

And a large portion of that scoring comes from center Casey Cizikas.

Through 49 games played this year, Casey Cizikas has already scored 13 goals (a career high) and added another ten assists for 23 points. His career high is 29 points from 2015-16.

Through two period tonight Casey Cizikas scored two beautiful breakaway goals against Sergei Bobrovsky. Here’s the first one seven minutes into the first period to get the Islanders on the board first.

And here’s Casey Cizikas’ second goal of the night (again on the breakaway). This time he pulls a totally different move on Bobrovsky. You have to think that Barry Trotz will at least consider Casey Cizikas for a shootout the next time they happen.

With 15 goals on the season, Cizikas is now fourth on the team in goals. Behind only Anders Lee (18), Brock Nelson (17), and Mathew Barzal (16).

With the amount of ice that Casey Cizikas see’s and where he’s seeing the majority of his shifts (67.1 percent in the defensive zone), you wouldn’t expect that type of production.

But here he is scoring two goals on the breakaway and is on pace to crush his career high in points. With 25 points on 50 games, Cizikas is on pace for 38 points. Thirty-eight points.

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