Lee recorded a goal, a power-play assist and seven shots in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Rangers.
Lee's assist on Jordan Eberle's power-play marker may still be changed to a second goal, as the power forward appeared to be the last man to touch the puck before it went in. Either way, this was an excellent season-opening performance for Lee, who's looking to bounce back after scoring just 20 goals last season. He had averaged 34 goals over the previous three campaigns.
Lee seemed to be on a career downswing last season after scoring just 20 goals in 68 games for the Islanders, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
The 20 goals are a far cry from the 40 he potted in 2017-18 and a handful from the 28 he netted in 2018-19. Sure, he would've added a couple more to that total should the pandemic not had shut down the end of the NHL's regular season, but Lee was still unlikely to reach the 25-goal plateau. Yes, the 40 goals came with playing alongside John Tavares. The latter's defection was going to take its toll, but a 40-50 percent goal loss is a bit much to stomach for a player that is making $7 million per season in Lee. It also doesn't help matters that Lee is 30 years old and plays a physical style, which could hinder his play as his career moves along. Fantasy managers should approach Lee with caution this season.
Lee notched an assist and three hits in Thursday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Lightning in Game 6.
Lee set up Devon Toews for a wrap-around goal in the first period, but that was the extent of the Islanders' offense. In the Eastern Conference finals, Lee was limited to four helpers in six games. The winger had seven goals, four assists, 72 shots on net and 58 hits during the Islanders' 22 postseason games.
Lee had a pair of assists and three hits in Monday's 8-2 loss to the Lightning in Game 1.
Lee set up Jordan Eberle on the power play in the first period and Nick Leddy for an even-strength goal in the third. Somewhat surprisingly, those were Lee's first two assists of the playoffs. He's scored seven goals with 58 shots and 40 hits through 17 contests.
Lee scored a power-play goal on seven shots and doled out six hits in Thursday's 5-4 double-overtime loss to Philadelphia in Game 6.
Lee followed up a Mathew Barzal rebound 3:06 into the second period to give the Islanders a 3-2 lead. It was Lee's seventh goal of the playoffs, moving him into a three-way for the team lead. The New York captain has four goals in the series, with three of those coming on the power-play. Lee scored just twice with the man advantage during the regular season despite enjoying the fifth 20-goal campaign of his career.
Lee scored a power-play goal on two shots in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Flyers in Game 3. He also produced three hits and two PIM.
Lee muscled a backhander past Carter Hart from the doorstep to give New York a 3-1 lead just under four minutes into the third period. The Islanders' captain has now lit the lamp in each of the first three games of the series, giving him six goals overall through 12 playoff contests.
Lee scored a goal on three shots and added a pair of hits in Monday's 4-0 win over Philadelphia in Game 1.
Lee finished off a well-executed 3-on-2 rush midway through the third period to give New York a 3-0 cushion. It was the fourth goal of the postseason for the Islanders' captain, who has found the net four times in the last six games, all at even strength. Lee was held without a point in four games during the qualifying round against Florida, but has since regained the touch that's made him a five-time 20-goal scorer.
Lee scored an empty-net goal in Friday's 5-2 win over the Capitals in Game 2.
The tally was Lee's second in as many games as he helped the Islanders move to a 2-0 series lead. The 30-year-old winger has produced just the two goals, along with 15 shots, a plus-4 rating, 11 PIM and 16 hits in six postseason outings.
Lee hasn't returned much on the Islanders' investment in him this season, producing only 20 goals, 23 assists and a plus-8 rating in 68 games.
These are not the numbers the Islanders or Lee expected when Lee signed a seven-year, $49 million contract last July. The problem is that Lee is not anything more than an average skater or puck handler and doesn't possess a hard shot either. What Lee does well is park his body in front of the net and use his size to his advantage. The problem is that with the lack of offensive talent on the Islanders, that big body in front of the net isn't the advantage it used to be, especially since the Isles lost John Tavares to free agency and haven't been able to come anywhere near replacing his level of talent.
Lee posted an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Canucks.
The 29-year-old winger has a modest three-game point streak with a goal and two helpers in that span. Lee is up to 43 points (20 tallies, 23 assists), 195 shots, 102 hits and 47 PIM through 58 contests this season. A top-line role and solid physicality will likely maintain Lee's status as a solid option for fantasy owners.
Per Andrew Gross of Newsday, Lee (personal) participated in morning skate, which indicates he'll be in the lineup for Tuesday's clash with the Canadiens.
Lee missed Monday's practice to be present for the birth of his first child, but he was always expected to be available for Tuesday's tilt. The 29-year-old Minnesotan, who's notched 19 goals and 40 points in 64 games this campaign, will skate on the Islanders' top line and first power-play unit against Montreal.
Lee (personal) didn't practice with the Islanders on Monday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Coach Barry Trotz stated Monday that Lee missed practice due to personal reasons and is expected to play Tuesday versus Montreal. Lee will once again play on the top line with Mathew Barzal and Jordan Eberle. After signing a seven-year, $49 million contract in July, Lee has been a disappointment this season with only 19 goals and 40 points in 64 games.
Lee scored twice and added an assist in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Sharks. He also registered four shots and two hits.
Lee picked up each of the Islanders' first two goals and passed up the chance at the hat trick when he set up Josh Bailey's empty-netter late in the game. After a brief four-game dry spell, Lee has rolled up five points (two goals, three assists) over the last two. His next tally will put him at the 20-goal mark for the fourth straight year.
Lee picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Friday's 4-1 win over the Red Wings.
He'd gone without a point in the last four games, but Lee was able to ride shotgun on Jordan Eberle's hat trick to end the mini-slump. On the season, Lee has 17 goals and 35 points through 60 games, a pace that would leave him a little short of his fourth straight 50-point campaign.
Lee tallied an assist and scored an empty-net goal in Thursday's 5-3 win over Los Angeles.
Lee has his first points since the break and made it a multi-point outing with an empty-net goal at 19:47 of the third period. Now with 31 points on the year, Lee needs to produce at an exceptional rate if he's going to equal his career high of 62 points, set back in 2017-18.
Lee scored a goal and led all players with eight shots in Sunday's 2-1 shootout loss to Carolina. He also won seven of nine (77.8 percent) faceoffs.
Lee knotted the game at 1-1 with just under a minute remaining in the second period, ultimately sending the game into overtime. It was Lee's fourth goal in the last eight games and his 15th on the season. He's got 28 points in 48 games heading into Tuesday's game against the Rangers, the Islanders' final tilt before the All-Star break.
Lee finished Tuesday's 8-2 win over Detroit with two points.
Lee's goal versus the lowly Red Wings was his 14th of the season, and the forward also collected his 13th assist of the campaign Tuesday. It was Lee's first multi-point outing since Dec. 21. He only played 0:33 on the power play and hasn't produced a point with the man advantage in 15 games, so Lee must improve in that area.
Lee scored the overtime winner in Tuesday's 4-3 victory over the Devils.
The 29-year-old added six shots, a blocked shot and a plus-2 rating to his ledger. Lee has found the back of the net in back-to-back games, and he's been very productive since the beginning of December, scoring seven goals and 14 points in his last 18 contests.
Lee scored a goal on five shots and blocked two shots in Monday's 1-0 win over the Avalanche.
Lee's tally at 6:54 of the third period was all the offense that could be found in the contest. The Islanders' captain has just two points in his last six games, but he has four points in the three outings prior to his recent quiet stretch. Overall, the 29-year-old has 12 goals, 24 points, 99 shots on goal and 78 hits through 41 appearances.
Lee scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Ducks.
He opened the scoring just 1:50 into the first period, setting the tone for the afternoon, then helped set up linemate Mathew Barzal for a second-period tally. Lee has four multi-point performances through 10 games in December, resulting in four goals and 10 points in total on the month.
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