New York Islanders Three Takeaway from Seventh Straight Win
The New York Islanders have won seven straight after beating the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 5-3. It’s not just the win that stands out, here are three takeaways.
With a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers, the New York Islanders have achieved something that hasn’t been done by this franchise in 30 years, winning seven games in a row.
The last New York Islanders team to win seven games in a row was the 1989-90 Islanders squad who picked up seven wins between December 31, 1989, and January 16, 1990. That team would add another two wins to get nine in a row, the second-highest winning streak in Islanders history.
In the victory, five different Islanders players scored a goal and eleven different players picked up at least a point.
The Philadelphia Flyers had just played the night before at home against the Columbus Blue Jackets. A game where the Flyers had to fight back from a 4-2 deficit early in the third period to win 7-4.
The Islanders made the Flyers look like a team that was on the second leg of a back-to-back. The Islanders outshot the Flyers 33-31 and had 23 shots blocked by Philly. Everything the Islanders were doing tonight, it worked. (Except for perhaps the power play that went 0-for-2 on the night.)
That’s seven wins in a row for a team that wasn’t supposed to be good and who are missing a number of regulars such as Jordan Eberle, Leo Komarov, Matt Martin, and Tom Kuhnhackl.
Here are three other takeaway’s from the win against the Flyers.