Nelson scored a power-play goal on his lone shot and went 8-3 (72.7 percent) on faceoffs in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay in Game 2.
An errant centering pass bounced off a Tampa Bay skate right to Nelson in the slot, who deposited it with 6:30 left in the first period to tie the game at 1-1. It was the first power-play tally of the postseason for Nelson, who has found the back of the net four times in the last three tilts. He has seven goals in 14 games overall, tying him with Kyle Palmieri for the team lead.
Nelson scored a pair of goals on four shots Wednesday in a 6-2 victory over the Bruins in Game 6.
Nelson struck twice a little over seven minutes apart in the second period to stake the Islanders to a 3-1 lead. He forced a neutral zone turnover and beat Tuukka Rask on a breakaway for his first goal, then put away a backhander on the doorstep for the eventual game-winner. After going the first four games of the series without lighting the lamp, Nelson finished with a flourish, tallying three times in the last two contests. He'll enter the conference finals with six goals and 10 points in 12 postseason games.
Nelson scored a goal on two shots Monday in a 5-4 win over the Bruins in Game 5.
Nelson buried a snap shot from the slot to give the Islanders a 5-2 lead less than two minutes into the third period. The goal, which proved to be the game-winner, was Nelson's first of the series. He had entered the night with just one assist over his previous four games after enjoying a six-point opening round.
Nelson notched a power-play assist and four hits in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Bruins in Game 2.
Nelson earned the secondary helper on Josh Bailey's game-tying goal at 6:52 of the second period. The 29-year-old Nelson has had a strong postseason with three goals and four helpers in eight contests. His assist Monday was his first power-play point in the playoffs.
Nelson scored twice and added an assist Wednesday in a 5-3 win over Pittsburgh in Game 6. He finished with four shots and three hits.
Nelson scored twice in a three-minute span midway through the second period to help turn a 3-3 tie into a 5-3 New York lead. He also drew an assist on Anthony Beauvillier's first-period tally. The 29-year-old Nelson finished the series with three goals and three assists with 12 shots.
Nelson scored a goal on two shots and dished out four hits in a 4-3 overtime win over Pittsburgh in Game 1 on Sunday.
Nelson gave the Islanders a short-lived lead with 4:10 left in regulation, burying a wrister from the slot to make it a 3-2 game. Pittsburgh's Kasperi Kapanen answered just 31 seconds later to force the extra session. Nelson had a productive finish to the regular season and has now hit the scoresheet in four of his last five contests (three goals, two assists).
Nelson scored twice Saturday in a 5-1 win over the Devils.
Nelson picked up a netfront rebound in the second while on the power play and drilled it home; it stood as the winner. He scored again 3:40 later, again from in front of the net. Nelson is on a three-game, four-point streak (two goals, two assists) and has seven points, including five assists, in his last six games. He's heating up at the right time as the Islanders head toward the postseason.
Nelson dished out a pair of assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Rangers.
Nelson helped set up Oliver Wahlstrom's power-play snipe in the first period and added a helper on Anthony Beauvillier's second-period tally. These were Nelson's first assists since he dished one April 11 against the Rangers, and he had just one goal -- also against New York -- over the seven games in between. While he'll need to get the offense straightened out against other opponents, Nelson won't have to worry about that in the Islanders' next game, as they'll face the Rangers again Saturday.
Nelson posted a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Sunday's 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers.
Nelson set up Kyle Palmieri for the opening tally at 1:47 of the first period. The 29-year-old Nelson has three goals and two helpers in his last six games. For the season, the center is up to 25 points, seven of which have come with the man advantage, in 42 contests.
Nelson scored a goal on his lone shot in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over Philadelphia. He also scored the only goal in the shootout.
Nelson opened the scoring 6:10 into the game, burying a Ryan Pulock centering feed for his team-leading 15th goal of the season. Nelson is on one of his hot streaks at the moment, lighting the lamp in three of his last four games and collecting a point in five of his last seven. He'd be on pace for his first 30-goal campaign were it not for the abbreviated schedule in 2020-21.
Nelson scored a goal on four shots Tuesday in a 1-0 win over Washington.
Nelson broke a scoreless deadlock with 6:55 left in regulation, jumping on a rebound in front and sliding it past Washington netminder Vitek Vanecek. It was the second goal in the last three contests for Nelson, who scuffled a bit over the last half of March with just three assists across seven games. Nelson leads the Islanders with 14 goals in 39 games on the year.
Nelson scored a goal on five shots and doled out two hits in Thursday's 8-4 win over the Capitals.
Nelson snapped a seven-game goal-scoring dry spell when he banged home a loose puck in front to give the Islanders a 3-1 lead late in the first period. It was Nelson's 13th goal of the season, placing him in a three-way tie for the team lead with Mathew Barzal and Jordan Eberle. Nelson, shooting a career-best 15.9 percent in 2020-21, would be a virtual lock for a sixth 20-goal season if it were a regular 82-game schedule.
Nelson has three points, all assists, in his past seven games.
Before this seven-game slump, Nelson had five goals in five games, but four of those games came against the Devils and Sabres - not exactly top-notch opponents. Now that the Islanders' schedule has gotten tougher, they need players like Nelson to help fill the scoresheet on a more regular basis.
Nelson scored a goal on a game-high six shots Sunday in a 3-2 shootout win over New Jersey. He also had two PIM and two hits.
Nelson flicked a long shot at the net from above the right circle with time ticking away in the second period, and it managed to get past New Jersey netminder Scott Wedgewood with one second left on the clock. It was Nelson's sixth tally in the last six games, and his six shots on goal represented a season high. Nelson's current binge comes at the perfect time for the Islanders, who are without goal-scoring leader Anders Lee (lower body).
Nelson collected a power-play goal on two shots in a 2-1 shootout win over the Bruins on Tuesday.
Nelson converted a one-timer in the slot during the final moments of a New York man advantage, pulling the Islanders even with 3:42 left in the second period. It was the 10th goal of the year for Nelson, who has racked up four goals in his last three contests. After a slow start to the season, the 29-year-old is suddenly on track for a possible third straight 20-goal campaign.
Nelson scored two goals in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Sabres.
He potted the Isles' second tally early in the second period before icing the game with an empty-netter late. Nelson has a three-game point streak going, and on the season the 29-year-old has amassed nine goals and 14 points through 25 contests.
Nelson scored a power-play goal and added an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Nelson's game started slowly (four points in his first 12 games), but he is finally starting to warm up. Saturday was his first multi-point game of the season and he has six points, including four goals, in his last eight outings. Nelson will be hard pressed to return to the strong scoring rate he had last season (54 points in 68 games), but he could provide fantasy depth as you push toward a title.
Nelson scored a goal on three shots and won nine of 14 faceoffs (64.3 percent) in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh.
Nelson gave the Islanders a 2-1 lead just 53 seconds into the third period, finding the net with a long-range wrist shot through heavy traffic. Nelson has now found the back of the net in three of his last four games after scoring only twice in his first 13. He's a five-time 20-goal scorer, so fantasy managers in need of some scoring help should ride him while he's going well.
Nelson scored a power-play goal on three shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Penguins.
Nelson got positioning on top of the Pittsburgh crease and re-directed a Josh Bailey shot-pass, denying Tristan Jarry's shutout bid with 4:21 left in the third period. It was the only bright spot in an otherwise rough night for Nelson, who was tagged with a minus-3. The 29-year-old does have points in three of his last four games, and goals in two of his last three, so perhaps he's slowly starting to find his way out of a season-long slump.
Nelson registered a power-play goal on three shots in Monday's 3-1 win over Buffalo.
Nelson came into the night without a goal in his past nine games, but he finally ended the dry spell midway through the second period with a re-direct on top of the crease. The 29-year-old hadn't been providing much production of any kind as of late -- he had just three assists during his goal drought -- but he tends to run hot and cold. If he shows signs of getting on a roll, go out and pick up the five-time 20-goal scorer.
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|06/23||vs TB||W 3-2 (OT)||0||0||0||0||17:23|
|06/21||@ TB||L 0-8||0||0||0||0||16:18|
|06/19||vs TB||W 3-2||0||1||1||0||20:03|
|06/17||vs TB||L 1-2||0||0||0||0||14:35|
|06/15||@ TB||L 2-4||1||0||1||-2||17:40|
|06/13||@ TB||W 2-1||0||0||0||0||16:27|
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