Bailey scored a short-handed game-winning goal and added an even-strength assist in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Capitals during Game 1 of their first-round series. Braden Holtby and Alex Ovechkin got their signals crossed on a seemingly harmless dump-in attempt early in the third period, allowing Brock Nelson to scoop up the puck and find Bailey in the slot for a one-timer. The goal was Bailey's first of the postseason, but the 30-year-old winger has been plenty productive, racking up six points through five games.
Bailey notched two assists, one on the power play, during Friday's 5-1 win over the Panthers in Game 4 of their Stanley Cup Qualifier. The veteran winger got the primary helper on Anthony Beauvillier's goal midway through the first period to open the scoring, then set up Brock Nelson for a wicked one-timer with the man advantage in the second. Bailey heads into the next round having recorded four assists in four games against Florida -- three of them on the power play.
Bailey (undisclosed) practiced with the Islanders on Wednesday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Bailey missed the final two periods of a 5-4 shootout loss to the Canucks on Tuesday. Bailey has 14 goals, 29 assists and is a minus-12 in 68 games and seems likely to re-join the lineup soon.
Bailey (undisclosed) will not return to Tuesday's game against the Canucks. Bailey managed an assist in 4:32 before he was injured Tuesday. He was ruled out for the game during the third period -- the Islanders did not provide any details regarding his injury. Expect further information on the winger's status ahead of Thursday's game in Calgary.
Bailey scored an empty-net goal on his only shot of the game in a 4-1 win over the Sharks on Sunday. Bailey rounded out the scoring with 2:19 left in the third period for his first goal in six games. Despite registering only 80 shots in 61 games, Bailey is shooting a career-best 15.2 percent and has provided 13 goals and 39 points. He's a better real-life than fantasy player, but he's useful in deeper leagues.
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