Seven games and counting. That’s where the losing streak stands for the Islanders as they prepare to take on the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday, the start of a three-game California road trip.
Simply put, the Isles have been outplayed in just about every facet of the game during the skid. Their D has been exploited. Their goalies have been porous. And they’re averaging just 1.71 goals per game over this sad span.
In order to get off the slide though, the Islanders have to do more than talk. Here’s a look around the media landscape on Tuesday morning.
Jon Lane of The Examiner recounts the weekend loss to Philadelphia and looks ahead to the West Coast.
Hey, did someone say line combinations? Lighthouse Hockey breaks down the productivity of each of the Isles’ line combos. One very dubious number from the intro to that piece: The Islanders currently own a .40 goals for/goals against mark at even strength. That’s easily worst in the NHL and a figure that absolutely must improve for the Islanders to halt their skid.
And here’s a reminder that brighter days lay ahead, as Hockey’s Future writes that the Islanders prospect charts exhibit depth at every position.