Across all situations, the New York Islanders finished with the 22nd ranked offense with 223 goals scored. At 5on5, the Islanders were slightly better finishing 16th in the league for goals for. Either way, the Islanders offense wasn’t good last season.
The Isles offense needs to be better at putting away the number of high-danger chances they create. They were seventh in the league when it came to generating high-danger chances, but finished 12th when it came to goals from high-danger chances.
With the same offensive core going into the 2019-20 season it’s entirely possible that the Islanders offense stays the same.
It was awful, predictable, inefficient, just flat-out terrible. The Islanders power play was one of the worst in the league last season with a 14.5 percent efficiency. There were numerous games last season where the Islanders terrible power play clearly cost them a win.
Out is Scott Gomez and in his place comes Jim Hiller from the Toronto Maple Leafs. Hiller had the Leafs average a roughly 20% efficiency on the power play during his tenure there. Though with the Islanders Hiller won’t have access to the same talent pool to play with.
What he does with the same group that scored 33 power-play goals (tied for second-worst in the league) will be intriguing.