These three players have been MIA for the New York Islanders in their series against the Florida Panthers.
Through three games of their best-of-five series against the Florida Panthers, the New York Islanders have received some incredible performances from some of the players in their lineup.
Anthony Beauvilier has been the best player wearing blue and orange throughout the series. His relentless forecheck and his ability to generate production almost single-handedly has pushed the Islanders into a 2-1 series lead.
The same can be said for trade deadline acquisition Jean-Gabriel Pageau who has two goals for the Islanders so far in this best-of-five. Picked up for a 2020 first (top-3 protected), 2020 second, and a conditional 2022 third has been as advertised so far for the Isles.
In nets, Semyon Varlamov has been fantastic. He holds a 2.03GAA and 0.923SV% through three games. Those numbers are even better at 5on5 where Varlamov averages a 1.32GAA and 0.945SV%.
The Islanders are getting great performances from different sources in their lineup. But there are some key players in the lineup that have gone completely anonymous so far in this best-of-five series.
As this series against the Florida Panthers continues, and hopefully, as the New York Islanders continue their march towards a Stanley Cup, these players must step up to support their team going forward.
(All underlying numbers used going forward are from NaturalStatTick.)