Balance scoring attack
When this team finds their game, they are truly hard to stop in their tracks. The mix of scoring throughout the lineup, along with stellar defense and goaltending, has been somewhat of a breath of fresh air as everybody gets used to the new Lambert-led regime.
What may surprise hockey fans that don't watch the Islanders frequently is that the Isles are sixth in the league in goals for, scoring 41, and rank fifth in goal differential at 14. That's with Mathew Barzal still in search of his first goal, despite 11 assists. The Isles have been much-improved this season offensively, and there's an argument to be made that there's room to grow.
This team has most certainly been special to watch this season, with players having starts that more mirror their careers than the slow start that plagued the majority of the roster a season ago If they can stay healthy and consistent, they can be a force in the Metro and the Eastern Conference that looks to be as competitive as ever this season.