New York Islanders Tenacious 3-2 Win Over Minnesota Wild: Highlights, 3 Stars
1. Brock Nelson: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
The Minnesota native had himself one heck of a night. His first point on the night came off Anders Lee’s power-play goal. That was his 46th point of the season, a career high for Nelson.
And then in overtime, Brock made a nice play along the boards to create the play on the overtime goal. He started and finished the play to push the Isles back into first place.
2. Anders Lee: 1 Goal
The captain scored on the power play. It’s about time the Islanders get one on the power play. This was now his fourth in four games and 27th on the season.
With 27 on the season, Lee is on pace for 31 on the year. With the rate that he’s on right now, you expect him to get more than 31.
3. Mathew Barzal: 2 Assists
We wrote about it the other day. Mathew Barzal is back. Barzal now has five points in five games with primary assists on both Jordan Eberle’s opening goal and Brock Nelson’s game-winner.
The Islanders offense is essentially non-existent if Barzal goes cold so it’s nice to see him creating offense again.