Barzal picked up two assists in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Golden Knights. He's now got four points in his last three games -- all assists -- and 11 points, but only one goal, in his last 14. Barzal is struggling through a bit of a sophomore slump without John Tavares around to keep the opposition's defensive attention focused elsewhere, but the 21-year-old is still on pace for nearly 70 points.
Barzal picked up an assist versus Dallas on Sunday and extended his point streak to five games. While Barzal has struggled to find the back of the net (just two goals in 19 outings), he certainly hasn't had a problem finding his teammates' sticks, with 16 assists on the year. Of his 18 points this season, half have come on the power play, where he is logging four minutes of ice time per game.
Barzal collected a pair of assists -- including one on the man advantage -- in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Penguins. Both of Barzal's assists came on goals by Jordan Eberle, bringing Barzal to 11 helpers in as many games this season. The 21-year-old has just one goal, but he's still scoring points at a strong pace after his breakout rookie campaign.
Barzal's point streak was snapped at four games Wednesday, as he went minus-2 and failed to factor into the Islanders' lone goal in a 4-1 road loss to the Ducks. So, Barzal is human after all. It seems like the B.C. native has been doing his part to assuage concerns from the Islanders fanbase following the offseason departure of superstar John Tavares, who of course now belongs to the Maple Leafs. Barzal has one goal and four helpers -- three on the power play -- through his first five games of the 2018-19 campaign, though the prolific pivot could afford to shoot more, as he's recorded just six shots in that span.
Barzal notched an assist in Monday's 4-0 win over the Sharks. Barzal now has one goal and three assists over the first three games as the Islanders' No. 1 center. There were worries about how he'd adjust to facing opponents' top defensemen without John Tavares around, but the 21-year-old doesn't look fazed.
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