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Islanders: 5 things we learned in 16 game point streak

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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PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 16: Anthony Beauvillier #18 of the New York Islanders skates during warmups before the start of Game Four of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG PAINTS Arena on April 16, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

The Real Anthony Beauvillier Stood Up

For three seasons the New York Islanders have been waiting for the real Anthony Beauvillier to show up. For three years we caught glimpses of what Beauvillier could be, but he could never string it together long enough.

In 2017-18, Beau started the year off as cold as ice. By the end of the 2017 calendar year, Beau had seven points in 31 games played. Over his next forty games, and after being sent down to the AHL for about 20 seconds, Beau responded with 29 points.  Just looking at that 40 game sample, Beau was on a 60 point pace.

In 2018-19, Beau once again started as slowly as molasses pouring out of jug in January. Through his first 16 games, Beauvillier had a single point to his name. But in his following 16 games, the former first-round and 28th overall pick from 2015 scored 12 points.

Again, just focusing on that 16 game sample, Beau was on a 62 point pace.

Beau seemed to have the potential to be a 60 point player, but he couldn’t string performances together enough to actually build a 60 point season.

Over the Islanders 16 game streak, Beau has six goals and six helpers for 12 points. That’s a 62 point pace. Bring in the other four games from the Islanders season, he’s on pace for 66 points this season.

It’s early, sure, but we’ve never seen Beauvillier start the season this well. The Anthony Beauvillier we’ve seen during the Islanders streak seems like the one the Islanders drafted four years ago.

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