Barzal scored a power-play goal on four shots and added two hits in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes in Game 4. Barzal accounted for two of the Islanders' five goals as they were swept out of the playoffs in the second round. He produced five helpers in four games in the first round. The center had 62 points in 82 regular-season games, and should continue to be one of the Islanders' offensive leaders in 2019-20.
Barzal scored a power-play goal during Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Hurricanes in Game 2. He had five points, all helpers, during a four-game sweep of the Penguins in the first round, but Barzal finally found twine in very fluky fashion -- standing on the goal line five feet from the net, his attempted pass across the crease deflected over Petr Mrazek's shoulder off Jaccob Slavin's stick. With the playoff goal-scoring monkey off his back, Barzal could catch fire, something the Isles desperately need since his first-period tally in this one was the team's only goal through the first two games of the series.
Barzal notched two assists in Friday's 3-1 win over the Penguins in Game 2 of their first-round series. The second-year star now has three points -- all helpers -- through two games as the Isles have soared to a 2-0 lead over the Pens. Barzal's regular-season production took a step backwards compared to his performance as a rookie, but so far the 21-year-old has found another gear in the postseason spotlight. He'll look to keep his momentum going Sunday as the series shifts to Pittsburgh.
Barzal scored and also set up a goal in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Jets. The new face of the franchise with John Tavares capping off his first year with the Maple Leafs, Barzal opened the scoring for the Isles and it was his primary assist on a Jordan Eberle goal that helped his team rally back for a big road win. Still, Barzal's offensive numbers have suffered quite a bit in his second full season, as he's at 18 goals and 43 assists for a 20-point decline compared to his brilliant rookie campaign, though he can at least close that gap a bit before season's end.
Barzal sent out an assist during 15:20 TOI in Saturday's win over the Flyers. Barzal's has nine assists in the last 17 games, but he hasn't tickled the twine at all in that span. More troubling is that he failed to fire a shot on net in five of those contests. The Islanders struggle enough offensively, and they'll need their top-line center to pick it up in order to make a playoff run.
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