Barzal scored a goal and added an assist in a 7-2 win over the Bruins on Thursday. The goal was a beauty. Barzal took a stretch pace from Nick Leddy and scored from the left circle on a 2-on-1 with Jordan Eberle. He then returned the favor, dishing to Eberle on a 2-on-1 in a third period flurry of goals. The goal snapped Barzal's five-game goal drought, and they were his first points in five games. Barzal sits with 17 points, including seven goals, in 19 games this season.
Barzal wasn't feeling any ill effects after getting cross-checked into the boards Thursday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Barzal has been the best Islanders player this season with six goals and 15 points. Barzal was also the best player during the loss to the Penguins on Saturday with seven shots on goal, but he couldn't put one past Tristan Jarry.
Barzal and the Islanders' games against the Sabres scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday have both been postponed. With the Isles' two-game series with Buffalo set to be rescheduled, Barzal will have to wait for Saturday's game versus the Penguins for his next opportunity to add to the four goals and six helpers he's notched through nine games this campaign.
Barzal and the Islanders' Tuesday game versus Buffalo has been postponed. Barzal will have to wait for Thursday's matchup with the Sabres for his next opportunity to add to the four goals and 10 points he's picked up through nine games this season.
Barzal scored a goal on four shots and added an assist Sunday in a 4-3 overtime loss to Philadelphia. He also had four PIM and two hits. It was a strong all-around fantasy performance by Barzal, who also won seven of nine faceoffs (77.8 percent). His biggest impact came early in the third period, when he assisted on Josh Bailey's goal to pull the Islanders to within 3-2 and then buried a one-timer just over five minutes later to tie it up. Barzal is riding a four-game point streak and has hit the scoresheet in five of his last six, piling up three goals and six assists with 16 PIM in that time.
Last 7 Games
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