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Islanders weekly winners and losers: Anthony Beauvillier breaks out

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - JANUARY 18: Anthony Beauvillier #18 (L) celebrates a goal by Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders against the Washington Capitals at 13:11 of the first period at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on January 18, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - JANUARY 18: Anthony Beauvillier #18 (L) celebrates a goal by Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders against the Washington Capitals at 13:11 of the first period at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on January 18, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 14: Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders prepares to take a faceoff during the first period in Game Three of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at PPG PAINTS Arena on April 14, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

Winners

Brock Nelson: 4 Goals, 2 Assist

Brock Nelson continues to be the most consistent and one of the most productive players for Barry Trotz. That has to feel good for him. For a long time, he was the exact opposite.

With six points this week, Brock Nelson has 37 in 48 games so far this season and a pace of 63 by the end of the season.

When Barry got to the Island he said there was more to Brock then he was being used for, which is sad. To think that if the Islanders had proper coaching they could have maximized on Brock Nelson for the previous four seasons. Thank God for Barry Trotz.

Anthony Beauvillier: 2 Goals, 3 Assists

After a month-long slow period, Anthony Beauvillier is back amongst the goals. From December 15 to January 13, Beauvillier didn’t register a goal. In fact, he only had two helpers in that 13 game stretch.

It was a worrying sign. Every player is streaky in their own way, but when Beau gets on a cold streak he can sit in it for a while. So it was good to see him get out of that funk against Detroit with a goal and an assist.

Since the Detroit game, he’s added another goal and two more assists for five points in five games this week. He’s bouncing back at the right time for the Islanders. Hopefully, the rest of the team can follow his lead.

Thomas Greiss: 0.957SV%, 1.34GAA

After putting up near Vezina numbers at the start of the season, he was on the outside looking in coming into this week. Something just wasn’t right with Thomas Greiss‘s game.

Well, he seemed to have put that behind him. With a 0.957SV% and 1.34GAA over three games this week, Greiss seems to be back to his usual self. It’s perfect timing considering the drop off that Varlamov is seeing of late.

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