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Islanders Establish Longest Point Streak in Franchise History at 16 Games

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 21: The New York Islanders celebrate their 4-3 overtime victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Barclays Center on November 21, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Islanders defeated the Penguins 4-3 in overtime and with the victory, (the Islanders are 15-0-1 since Oct. 12) extended their point streak to a franchise-record 16 games. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 21: The New York Islanders celebrate their 4-3 overtime victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Barclays Center on November 21, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Islanders defeated the Penguins 4-3 in overtime and with the victory, (the Islanders are 15-0-1 since Oct. 12) extended their point streak to a franchise-record 16 games. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The New York Islanders have set the franchise record for the longest point streak in franchise history with 16. Here’s how they did it.

For the first time in franchise history, the New York Islanders have picked up a point in 16 straight games. None of the Al Arbour dynasty era teams were able to accomplish this feat, just those “due for a regression” Barry Trotz Islanders. Unbelievable.

It’s been 41 days now without a regulation loss, going back to October 11, and the Islanders are 15-0-1 over that span. Somehow they still aren’t in first, thanks to Washington, but they are knocking on the doorstep with games in hand.

Since the beginning of the steak, the Islanders have outscored their opponents 57-37 (+20). 57 goals in 16 games is a 3.6 goals per game average, well above where the Isles were expected to be. When they score three goals they’re nearly impossible to beat, which they’ve scored three goals or more in all but two games during this steak.

Individually, the Islanders have some real catalysts during this streak. Mathew Barzal has 19 points (9 goals, 10 assists), Brock Nelson has 16 (6 goals, 10 assists), Derick Brassard has 15 (6 goals, 9 assists) and Josh Bailey has 12 (6 goals, 6 assists).

This team is firing on all cylinders right now, and it’s been truly unbelievable to watch. Shootout to Tom DeCillis for the hookup on the tickets last night, it was awesome to be in the building last night for that historic occasion.

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