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Islanders Three Most Impressive Players During 7 Game Win Streak

Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Brock Nelson

It’s October, so of course, Brock Nelson is playing well. In 71 games played during the month of October over his career, Brock Nelson has 27 goals and 54 points. That’s a 0.76 point-per-game pace. If he kept that up for a full season he’d be a 62 point player.

From November through April, Brock’s monthly points-per-game don’t exceed 0.55 point-per-game (from February).

This October and specifically during this winning streak we’ve seen Brock Nelson in his full #Brock-tober glory. In this seven-game winning streak, Nelson ranks second on the team for points with seven. He has two goals, four primary assists, and a single secondary assist.

His 14 individual high-danger chances created are the most on the team. It also ranks him fifth in the NHL alongside players like Alex Ovechkin, Bo Horvat, and Jeff Skinner.

Nelson’s 2.63 individual expected goals towers over his teammates. Mathew Barzal is the second on the team with a 1.57ixG. Nelson’s 2.63 ixG ranks 23rd in the league. Just above Sean Couturier, Mark Stone, and Nathan MacKinnon.

Last season Brock Nelson established himself as one of the Islanders most important players under Barry Trotz. And so far this year he hasn’t let up that notion.

Brock has been one of the Islanders best players over this recent stretch where they’ve won seven in a row. He’s scoring and creating like some of the better players in the league.

Hopefully, this November Brock can be as productive as he was in 2018-19 where he scored eleven points in 13 games. Nel-vember is a thing, right?

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