After a bit of a cold stretch, Josh Bailey has turned it on for the New York Islanders with 11 points in his last 10 games including three last night.
Last night, the New York Islanders were carried by their second line. Anthony Beauvillier had two goals while both Brock Nelson and Josh Bailey finished with three assists on the night. The Islanders needed every bit of that help in their 5-3 win over Washington.
In Bailey’s last 10 games he’s been on fire. He has 11 points (3 goals, 8 assists) over that span and the Isles have desperately needed it.
Unfortunately for the Isles, the top-six has been very inconsistent this year outside of Brock Nelson. Before this recent 10 game stretch for Bailey, he was kind of a black hole offensively.
There was a 12 game stretch in December and January where Josh Bailey was held to just one assist. Now, I’m not expecting him to put up the 71 points that he did a couple of years ago but Bailey has to be more productive than one in 12, that much is a given.
With this recent stretch under his belt, he now has 35 points (11 goals, 24 assists) in 54 games. That puts him on pace for 53 points which is right on par for what we should expect from Bailey at this point in his career.
53 points on a $5 million cap hit is very solid value and honestly, for someone who bounced between the first, second, and third-line it’s even more impressive.
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