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Islanders: three positives through the early season

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - SEPTEMBER 28: Adam Pelech #3 of the New York Islanders celebrates after scoring during the second period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on September 28, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - SEPTEMBER 28: Adam Pelech #3 of the New York Islanders celebrates after scoring during the second period against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on September 28, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
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UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – JUNE 19: The New York Islanders celebrate their 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning after Game Four of the Stanley Cup Semifinals during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nassau Coliseum on June 19, 2021 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Getty Images)

This season hasn’t gone very well for the New York Islanders through two games. But not everything has been terrible, some good has happened.

The start to the 2021-22 season has not gone well. Like at all. Sure, it’s only two games in but the results have been horrendous. Two losses by a combined score of 11-4 is not how the New York Islanders typically play hockey games.

They’re a tough defensive team that gives up very few chances. The Isles don’t score many themselves but with their style of play that rarely matters. Of course, that’s when the system works.

When the system doesn’t work, things can go very very wrong. As we’ve seen of late. Things aren’t going well because the players haven’t played the system well. It’s a delicate relationship, between the system and the players, and right now that relationship is broken.

But, that doesn’t mean everything is broken, or that everything is going poorly. There are still some things that are going well.

I know some might want to dwell on the negative right now, but there are some positives to consider as the Isles look to turn things around over the next 80 games of the regular season.

So here are the three positives through the early portion of the season.

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