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Islanders v Canucks 3 takeaways from OT loss: Josh Bailey elite

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 01: The Vancouver Canucks celebrate a goal by J.T. Miller #9 against Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders at 2:09 of the first period at the Barclays Center on February 01, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 01: The Vancouver Canucks celebrate a goal by J.T. Miller #9 against Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders at 2:09 of the first period at the Barclays Center on February 01, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – JANUARY 14: Josh Bailey #12 of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal at 3:59 of the first period against the Detroit Red Wings at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum on January 14, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – JANUARY 14: Josh Bailey #12 of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal at 3:59 of the first period against the Detroit Red Wings at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum on January 14, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Josh Bailey: Elite

Josh Bailey is back to his elite ways for the New York Islanders. With the primary assist on Michael Dal Colle‘s goal in the first period, Bailey now has eight points through his last eight games.

It was some pass from Bailey, watch it here:

With that helper, Josh Bailey now has eight points over his last eight games. After only putting up a single point over a 12 game stretch leading up to this current eight-game stretch it’s great to have Josh Bailey back.

If the Islanders are to have any hope of holding off the three teams chasing them in the Metropolitan Division, they’ll need their top six players to start contributing like top-six players.

That includes Josh Bailey.

Ideally, we’ll see Barry Trotz get Josh Bailey on the ice with Anders Lee. The two of them have some well-documented chemistry together.

For now, Josh Bailey is back to his point-per-game ways. I feel bad for those who just can’t get off the “Josh Bailey is bad” bus.

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