Jordan Eberle has been heating up for the New York Islanders and had their lone goal in the Isles loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs last night.
The New York Islanders missed an opportunity last night. The Washington Capitals lost and they could’ve got within one point of first place with two games remaining (one of which is in Washington).
A regulation win would’ve kept the Maple Leafs from clinching as well. Unfortunately, the Islanders weren’t able to get the offense going, except for Jordan Eberle that is.
Once again, Jordan Eberle was able to find the back of the net at the 14:55 mark of the period. His goal made it a one-goal game giving the Islanders life.
The Islanders were previously 0-for-3 on the power play before this goal. But for the third game in a row, Jordan Eberle found the scoresheet. In the last five games, Eberle has five goals after an abysmal start to the season.
While obviously a full season of Eberle at full strength is preferred, having Jordan this hot as the playoffs near is a positive sign. In years gone by Jordan Eberle hasn’t had the most luck in terms of production.
In 13 playoff games, coming in 2016-2017, Eberle had just two points to his name. This go around with the Islanders, the expectation is for Eberle to help carry the scoring for the top six. Thank goodness Barry Trotz found the Lee – Barzal – Eberle combination.
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