The Eyes on Isles Podcast returns for episode number 82 as Matt and Mitch will discuss all things New York Islanders on and off the ice.
It’s been an interesting week for the New York Islanders, after going 2-1 since the last time we spoke despite some recent struggles. Robin Lehner suffered an upper-body injury after he was steamrolled by Brady Tkachuk.
Lehner hasn’t played since, so Thomas Greiss has had to carry the workload. The Islanders goal scoring has been nonexistent as well in the last week. In their last nine games, they’ve scored two goals or less five times.
Jordan Eberle has been struggling immensely, along with most of the forwards. What can the Isles do in order to get more out of not only him but their forward group as the playoffs rapidly approach?
Speaking of cold offense, we decided to take a look at who might be able to help out on Mathew Barzal’s line for next year. They can’t run this back with a mix of Anthony Beauvillier, Josh Bailey, and Jordan Eberle.
Here’s what you can expect from episode 82 tonight:
Options for Barzal
We’ll chat about my three options for Barzal that are kind of on the lower end while also getting into who they may have internally that can fill the role.
Goal scoring is an issue
Over the last nine games, the Isles goal scoring has dried up. Outside of Toronto, and Ottawa, the Isles offense has been in hibernation mode. Can they do anything about this?
Robin Lehner was injured against the Ottawa Senators and hasn’t returned. How does this impact the Islanders going forward and how have the goalies been playing. Have they been bad the last few games or is it the defense?
What’s the deal with the struggles?
Why has the offense regressed now and what can the Islanders do to combat these issues?
In the social segment, we’ll answer questions and talk about the biggest stuff from Isles Twitter this past week.
If you missed last week’s show you can catch up on it right here. Also, be sure to follow along with us on social media @EyesonIslesFS on Twitter and on Facebook as well.