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New York Islanders Daily: Casey Cizikas Continues Scoring

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) /
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The New York Islanders dropped an ugly game to the Calgary Flames, but a positive is Casey Cizikas continues to find the back of the net.

After falling behind 2-0 in the first period, the New York Islanders looked completely lost. It was arguably the worst period they’ve played all season yet the team was able to respond in the second, despite only putting up four shots on goal.

It was Casey Cizikas who scored to make it a one-goal game. That goal was his 16th of the year and his 26th point in 52 games. For context, Cizikas’ career high in goals is nine and he’s nearly doubled that total through just over 50 games.

If Cizikas keeps up this pace, he’ll finish the season with 23 goals. A 23 goal season from your fourth line center is unfathomable. The way that this line has come together is truly special and it shows that the Martin – Cizikas – Clutterbuck line isn’t only the best fourth line in the league, but most nights they’re the Islanders best line.

That was the case again last night. Cizikas, who makes $3.25 million against the cap was once looked at as someone who was well overpaid. If he gives you 38 points this year, what he’s on pace to do, it is absolutely worth that $3.25 million.

Cizikas is one of the more underappreciated New York Islanders, and this year due to his offensive upside he’s finally getting that love.

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