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  • 2nd in Metropolitan Division

Islanders

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    Eberle, Nelson lead Isles to shutout win

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    Islanders

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    Islanders

    NHL

      Playoff push picks up

      The Blue Jackets, Islanders, Avs and others all picked up big wins in their push for the playoffs. Plus, Don discusses being a fan and why his allegiance has changed.
      Playoff push picks up

      Islanders

      NHL

        The Islanders Shouldn't Be This Good

        It's been a long time since the New York Islanders were any good. Despite a few playoff berths here and there, the Islanders' past decade has been defined more by venue changes, managerial shakeups, another venue change, and losing John Tavares, its franchise player and captain to free agency. From the middle of the 1970s through the middle of the 1980s, the Islanders were among the NHL's elite franchises, but they've mostly been a punchline since. But that narrative could be shifting this season. The Islanders currently sit in second place in the Metropolitan division, two points behind the Washington Capitals with a game in hand and a superior goal differential. In fact, they've already gained more points in 65 games this season than they did during all of last season. Any team would be expected to struggle immediately after failing to re-sign a player of Tavares's caliber -- only five players have scored more points than Tavares since his rookie season in 2009-10 -- but the Islanders have somehow flourished. Goaltending has been key to that success: Isles netminders Robin Lehner and Thomas Greiss have split time almost equally and boast the NHL's third and fourth best save percentages, respectively, while their combined save percentage paces the league. Goaltending is as bad as it's been in a decade across the NHL, but apparently no one sent the memo to...
        The Islanders Shouldn't Be This Good

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        2018-19 Team Stats

        Goals For / Game
        2.74
        21st
        Goals Against / Game
        2.36
        1st
        Power Play %
        14.5
        29th
        Penalty Kill %
        80.6
        17th

        Team History

        YearWLOTLPts
        2018-194425795
        2017-1835371080
        2016-1741291294
        2015-16452710100
        2014-1547287101