Do the Islanders have a chance of making a good run this year? That is a good question. However, this year the Islanders are sitting on a 4-3 record on the year and that definitely is not the best in the Metro, but it is definitely keeping the Islanders close to the top of the division. That type of play can definitely help the Islanders out in getting the motivation to win as they are within striking distance of the top of the division and want to keep it that way.
When it comes to the scoring side of the puck the Islanders have managed to get 2.33 goals a game and have converted on the power play at 27.3%. The Islanders have ended up giving up 2.83 goals a game so far and have killed off 75% of the opponents power plays.
This year the Blue Jackets started off really slow on the year and looked really lost this year. Now, a couple of weeks into the season and the Blue Jackets have been able to bounce back and even up their record to the five hundred mark. The Blue Jackets, though, would like to have a better chance of bringing home a win here and that would be great for the team as they are facing what many consider to be a good Islanders team.
On the year the Blue Jackets offense has had some issues with 2.33 goals a game being scored. The defense for the Blue Jackets has allowed 3.33 goals a game to be scored. The Blue Jackets power play needs work again this year as they have converted at only 16.7% on the year. The defense for the Blue Jackets has done decent killing off 73.7% of the opponents power plays.