Islanders Struggling To Convert High Danger Chances

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UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: Tom Kuhnhackl #14 and Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders prepare to play against the St. Louis Blues at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on October 14, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The New York Islanders have been getting their chances, they just haven't been able to find the back of the net in the last few games.

Over the Islanders' last two games, they've put in just one goal. It's hard to win hockey games with that few goals even in a Barry Trotz system. Despite putting up just one goal, it's not like the Isles aren't getting their chances.

According to Natural Stat Trick, the Isles had 12 high danger chances for against the Devils and seven against the Maple Leafs. Of those 19 overall chances, they've converted on precisely zero of them.

Yes, you're not going to capitalize on every high danger chance I understand that but when you have just four high danger goals in your last five games while allowing eight it's a recipe to go 2-3 any day of the week.

What does this tell you? The Islanders need guys to start finishing. Pretty much everyone in the top six not named Mathew Barzal or Brock Nelson needs to get going again. On top of that, the Isles need to get a finisher in here.

That much we've known for a while now but with each passing day, it gets more obvious. The opportunities are there, they just aren't finishing them.

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