The New York Islanders are fresh off of a 4-1 win against the Ottawa Senators. That win was the Isles tenth in a row, and if their goals per game numbers stay where they are it could lead to many more wins.
What felt like the Islanders’ biggest issue was goal scoring. Last year they only scored
, which was 22nd in the league. Barry Trotz’s system worked wonders and they were able to move on to the second round of the playoffs with their great goals-against average.
Islanders Early 2019 Outlook
Through 14 games the Isles have again done a great job limiting opponents’ goals. They gave up five goals to both the Oilers and Hurricanes in back to back games. Outside of those two games, the Isles have not allowed more than three goals.
Once again the Islanders are leading the league in goals-against average at 2.14. But the more promising number for the Isles and their fans would be their goals per game. Early on this season, they are scoring 3.07 goals for per game. This puts the Isles in the top half of the league in goals per game.
Earlier today, Matt O’Leary wrote just about just how good the Islanders are when then score three goals or more. The Isles are 48-2-2. No wonder they’ve won ten in a row.
If New York can hold steady with their scoring numbers, they will continue to thrive this season. They are still sorely missing an elite sniper, but their team-first mentality works wonders.
It goes without saying the Isles will not end the season at 79-3-0, however, they look to be well set up to continue their winning ways.