He hadn't registered a point in the last three games, but overall Strome has been masterful since returning from the All-Star Break. He has five goals and 11 points in the last 11 games. Prior to that, Strome had just six goals and 14 points the whole season. It's too late in the season to match his career highs from two years ago, but Strome is playing like his 2014-15 self. That's a huge boost for the
The talented forward now has two goals and four assists during a four-game point streak, and Monday was his second consecutive multi-point showing. Strome is a polarizing fantasy asset with significant upside, but he lacks consistency and has been prone to lengthy scoring slumps. That said, Strome has the potential to be a fantasy difference maker down the stretch, but it also wouldn't be shocking if the offensive peaks and valleys continued.
Strome was benched for 8:23 of the game Sunday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Strome had been a whipping boy under Jack Capuano and it doesn't look like much has changed with new coach Doug Weight. Since scoring 50 points in 2014-15, Strome has been a disappointment and only has 14 points in 42 games this season. He was benched for poor defensive play and could end up a healthy scratch when one or two of the team's injured forwards are ready to return.
The easy joke would be to say that this is the most fight we've seen from Strome since the 2014-15 season. Strome is an enigma. The talent is there but recently fired coach Jack Capuano couldn't get it out of him. Perhaps Doug Weight will have more luck. Currently Strome hasn't scored in six games but did have two goals and four assists in the five games prior. If his play doesn't pick up shortly we could hear his named bandied about before the trade deadline.
Strome posted a goal and an assist in a 5-1 victory over the Sabres on Friday.
Islanders coach Jack Capuano has been asking Strome to provide more offense for quite some time, and maybe the 23-year-old is finally turning the corner. He now has three goals and four points in his last five games. This was also his first multi-point night since Oct. 23.