Throughout the week of April 24, the New York Islanders played a total of four games. They split the week, winning two, and losing two. The first game of the week came on Sunday, April 24 when the Islanders played the Carolina Hurricanes at home, losing five to two. Next, on Tuesday, April 26, the Islanders traveled to Washington to take on the Capitals, winning four to one.
The Islanders won their third game of the week on Thursday, April 28, when they once again played the Washington Capitals, this time at home. They were able to win this game by a score of five to one. In the final game of the week, and of the season, the Islanders lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning at home, by a score of six to four.
3. Kieffer Bellows
Kieffer Bellows deserves a lot of praise this week. Bellows had himself a very decent week and showed some promise heading into next season. In the first game of the week, Bellows picked up one assist. He followed up this performance by picking up another assist in the second game of the week.
Finally, in the final game of the season, Bellows managed to pick up a goal. Bellows finished the season with a total of 19 points off six goals and 13 assists. These aren't bad numbers at all for someone who's so young. Bellows should be getting a bigger role next season.
2. Mathew Barzal
In no way, shape, or form, does Mathew Barzal not make this list. He once again showed why he is a playmaker this week. Although he may not have picked up a goal, he did a great job at setting up his teammates for goals and gaining assists. In the second game of the week, Barzal tallied one assist.
In the next game, Barzal picked up three assists, continuing to find open teammates and getting them the puck. Finally, in the final game of the season, he remained on the point sheet, picking up one more assist, bringing his weekly total to five. On the season, Barzal picked up 59 points off of 15 goals and 44 assists.
1. Noah Dobson
Noah Dobson continues to impress. In the second game of the week, Dobson picked up one goal, getting his name on the point sheet. He continued this by getting two assists in the next game. In the final game of the week, he remained hot, getting the puck to his teammates, and picking up one more assist in the process.
On the week, Dobson picked up one goal and three assists. However, more importantly than that, this week Dobson reached a 50-point season. This is just incredible for a defenseman. What makes this even wilder, is he is just 22-years old. If we play our cards right, we could have the next great defensemen on the Islanders for years to come.