The New York Islanders need to turn things around ASAP or the season will be over quickly. (Although, depending on who you ask the season is already over.) To help turn things around, the team needs better contributions from a number of players.
Guys looking for a jump could check in with one of these three guys who are in fine form at the moment. Maybe one of them has a tip or trick that's working for them that they can pass on to their teammates.
New York Islanders: Three players trending in the right direction
It's taken some time, but the production is starting to show up for Zach Parise. The effort has been there all year long so you knew it was going to happen at some point.
Since the return to action on January 18, Parise has six points (third on the team). Again, there hasn't been a single complaint about Zach's game this year. Even when the production wasn't there. Constantly in the right position and making smart plays, he was a solid player for the team without showing up on the score sheet.
Now he's out there converting more frequently. Again, anyone on the team looking for how to turn things around just needs to speak with Zach.
Look out because Scott Mayfield is putting up points in a more regular fashion right now. He's got five points (one goal plus four helpers) in his last eight games now.
The scoring isn't always there for Mayfield. His career-high is 19 points back in 2018-19. But right now he's on a bit of a hot streak with half of his production on the year coming in 22% of the season.
In the last eight games, Josh Bailey has eight points (two goals, three primary helpers, and three secondary helpers). Absolutely dynamic playmaking for most of the recent stretch from the Islanders veteran forward.
That hasn't always been there this year. Consider before Jan 18, Bailey had 12 points in 23 games. If only Josh Bailey could step up like this against play playoff teams.