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Islanders Top 3 Players of the Week: Oliver Wahlstrom Shines in Two Goal Performance

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Oliver Wahlstrom
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⭐️ Oliver Wahlstrom

Now, it's no surprise why Wahlstrom is on this list. Wahlstrom had a great week last week and more impressively had himself an incredible game against the Sharks. Wahlstrom scored twice in the 5-2 win in just his third career two-goal game performance.

Wahlstrom's first goal came with under a minute left in the second period to give the Islanders the 3-2 lead. This was assisted by Nelson. His second goal came with roughly 14 and a half minutes left in the third period to extend the Islanders' lead to 4-2. This goal was assisted by Dobson.

"I like to shoot from everywhere, I try to catch the goalie off guard. It's something I always worked on when I was younger, but you know it's a good battle. Lee on my first goal was the one who really picked the guy and Brock did all the work on the face-off and I just kind of leaned into my shot."

Oliver Wahlstrom on Two Goal Performance

On the season, Wahlstrom has four points off of three goals and one assist in just five games played so far this season. It is easy to see why Wahlstrom came in the number one spot last week. In his young career, Wahlstrom has already impressed so much and this is just the beginning.

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