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New York Islanders Tenacious 3-2 Win Over Minnesota Wild: Highlights, 3 Stars

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 30: Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders rest during a break in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on April 30, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - APRIL 30: Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders rest during a break in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on April 30, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 06: Anders Lee #27 and Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders prepare to play against the Nashville Predators at the Barclays Center on October 06, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Predators defeated the Islanders 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 06: Anders Lee #27 and Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders prepare to play against the Nashville Predators at the Barclays Center on October 06, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Predators defeated the Islanders 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Three 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.

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