The 2020-21 NHL season seems to be looking very promising for the New York Islanders. They have concluded previous seasons on a strong note. But it seems like this season is different.
Breakdown of the Islanders’ Season so Far
The Islanders have put in a good effort all season long. They had their fair share of wins and losses, but despite this, it seems that the Isles are finally beginning to get on the right track. They are on the winning track. Just where they want to be.
Late February-early March seems to be the peak of when the Isles began picking up more wins. Starting Feb. 28, the Islanders clutched a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
That was obviously an important win and a crucial two points earned there. But it didn’t stop.
Since then, the Isles have won nine games in a row. Thanks to those important wins, the Isles have a 19-6-4 record, holding 42 points and leading 1st in the East Division.
This win-streak is a big deal for the team. Part of this is because they need every point they can earn to keep their playoff hopes a live and because this is the longest win-streak they’ve been on. The last time the Isles were on a winning streak, they won 10 games. That was just last season.
How are things Looking Moving Forward for the Isles
The Isles’ excellent performance over the last few weeks means a lot for them in many other ways.
There have been some unfortunate events occurring with the team. But despite this, it doesn’t seem like the Isles are letting anything discourage or distract them from winning games.
To begin with, the Isles have some key players who have been having strong performances lately. For example, one of them would be Anthony Beauvillier, who made an incredible save in the Isles’ 4-on-3 penalty kill during the last game.
Some of the main problems the Isles have faced include COVID-19 and injuries. Of course, this mixed together could really hurt a team. But the Isles haven’t let this bother them.
This is a good thing, considering the fact that the Isles have some tough matchups coming up soon. They face the Washington Capitals tonight at 6 p.m. then a three-game series matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday, March 18, Saturday, March 20 and Monday, March 22.
The Caps sit right behind the Isles in the East Division with 38 points total this season, As of now, the Caps are on a four-game win streak. It’s clear that they have been hard at work to win games. Their effort is showing, making today’s matchup crucial.
It will be a test for the Isles to see if they can extend their win-streak to 10 games. If they could pull off the win, it would be huge on their part.
The Philadelphia Flyers are currently at a two-game losing streak. They have only 29 points and hold a 13-9-3 record this season. Despite having been through some unfortunate losses, the Isles should not take their three-game series against the Flyers lightly by any means.
The Isles certainly have many interesting matchups ahead. All of them are against some pretty competitive teams, so it will be a big test for the Isles to see if they can keep up their strong game performance and continue to dominate on the ice.