Islanders Podcast Preview: Top Line on Fire & Oliver Wahlstrom Struggles

Anaheim Ducks v New York Islanders
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We're back for episode 241 of the Eyes on Isles Podcast tonight and we will be focusing on the Islanders top line. The combination of Anders Lee with Brock Nelson and Anthony Beauvillier has been downright awesome.

Over Anders Lee's last five games he has nine points, Brock Nelson also has nine with six goals, and Anthony Beauvillier is giving the Islanders a steady four points over that stretch. We'll get into what is making them click and why it's working.

The next thing on our agenda is Oliver Wahlstrom. He's been ice cold for a long time and we can't exactly figure out why. Mitch and I will discuss options for him because he has been underwhelming even with Mathew Barzal.

Mitch will give us his update on the prospects and of course we will do the quiz as well. Here's what you can expect from episode 241:


Top Line

The Islanders have gotten impressive production out of Anders Lee and Brock Nelson. We will discuss the line and how we think it can continue to have an impact going forward.

Oliver Wahlstrom

Over his last 24 games he has just four points (2 goals, 2 assists). We'll get into what has to change for Oliver Wahlstrom going forward.

Down on the Farm

Mitch will update us on all things prospects in this segment. He's got his finger on the pulse for Islanders prospects and will share what he found out this week.


On the quiz, Mitch will pick a random player in Islanders history and I have to try to guess who that player is based on five clues. It’s usually a blast.


In the social segment, we’ll answer questions and talk about the biggest stuff from Isles Twitter this past week.

If you missed last week’s show you can catch up on it right here. Also, be sure to follow along with us on social media @EyesonIslesFS on Twitter and on Facebook as well.