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Islanders Weekly Winners and Losers: Anders Lee goes missing

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 21: Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders moves in on Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on September 21, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Islanders 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 21: Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders moves in on Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on September 21, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Islanders 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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UNIONDALE, NY – MARCH 29: Casey Cizikas #53 of the New York Islanders looks on against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 29, 2012 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Winners

Casey Cizikas: 2 Goals

The Islanders had to rely on their bottom six to put up offense over the past few days, thankfully, Casey Cizikas was able to put up a few.

With two goals against the Washington Capitals, the Isles fourth line center was able to power his team to victory.

Cizikas now has eight goals on the season, putting him on pace for 18 goals at the end of the season. Remember when it was obvious Casey Cizikas would regress (subscription required) from his 20 goal season 2018-19? So much for that.

Brock Nelson: 2 Goals

The Islanders offense was completely inept this week. Again, they have five goals over three games. Over their last seven periods of play, they have a single goal, that single goal belongs to Brock Nelson.

With another goal against the Washington Capitals, Brock Nelson has been able to generate offense when the rest of his team can’t.

I know we’ve all gone over this before, but the transformation that Brock Nelson has gone through over the last two seasons is mind-blowing. Think back to 2017-18, before Barry Trotz arrived, Brock puts up his worst year since his rookie season, who had him as a potential 64 point player like he is today? No one.

Adam Pelech: Played 1 Game

Speaking about transformations, Adam Pelech is right up there with Brock Nelson. The Islanders third-round pick from 2012 was far from everyone’s favorite Islanders blueliner before Barry Trotz showed up. But over the last few years, that’s changed.

That was clear with the news that Pelech would be out indefinitely for the 2019-20 season. Fans, and even the GM we full of praise for Pelech (subscription required). That’s a win for Adam Pelech.

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