Tonight our New York Islanders defeated the Toronto Mapleleafs by a score of 5-2. Here are some of my notes:
-Congrats to Matt Moulson on setting a new career high in goals. His next goal will be his 100th career goal, just amazing the success he has had here.
-Nice game by PA made some slick passes to set people up and showed great speed on his breakaway goal.
-Like PA, Tavares as usual made some nice passes leading to goals giving him 42 assists on the season! Tavares is also only the 4th Islander aged 21 or below to record at least 71 points in a season. The other three are in the hall of fame. Additionally Tavares is the first Islander player since 01/02 to record at least 70 points in a season. Alexei Yashin was the last Islander player to do so totaling 75 that season.
-According to stat man Eric Hornick, Tavares and PA are the first pair of Isles teammates to surpass 40 assists in a season since Ziggy Palffy and Robert Reichel in the 97/98 season. Additionally PA's assists are the most by and Islander player since Turgeon in 93/94.
-Nice game by David Ullstrom, good to see him get on the board.
-Very nice defensive game from the team! When was the last time fans can say we held a team to under 15 shots in an entire game?
-Travis Hamonic has just been exceptional this season!
Overall not an amazing game from the team but certainly a good one. Especially when they aren't playing for much, to come in and take advantage of a struggling team is nice to see.
Next Game: Saturday 7PM @ Tampa Bay