In his first playoff game with the New York Islanders, Jordan Eberle had possibly his best game as an Islander. Picking up where he left off in the regular season.
It wasn’t the regular season Jordan Eberle was hoping for. Due to a massive slump early in the year, the New York Islanders forward was only able to muster up 37 points (19 goals, 18 assists). That’s the lowest amount of points for his career (he had 37 in the lockout-shortened season).
By the end of the year, Eberle began to figure it out. In his final seven games of the regular season, Eberle had five goals. Despite struggling all year, we said we would absolutely sign up for a hot Jordan Eberle heading into the playoffs.
In his first playoff game as an Islander, Jordan Eberle delivered giving the team a 1-0 lead early in the first.
A goal was taken off the board just a minute earlier due to offside, but Eberle made sure the Isles would get that early 1-0 lead. He also played a big part in the Brock Nelson power play goal. A two points night for Mr. Eberle.
That’s the kind of effort the Islanders need from a top-six player. It doesn’t have to be Eberle every night but as long as one of them is having an impact like Eberle did in Game 1 the Isles will be just fine in the playoffs.
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