Nelson scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
The 28-year-old had been held scoreless in the prior four games, but Nelson snapped out of his mini-slump with his first multi-point effort since Dec. 21. On the year, he has 16 goals and 33 points through 44 contests.
Nelson will play on the top line Saturday versus the Maple Leafs with Anders Lee and Jordan Eberle, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
One could make an argument that the Islanders don't have a top line but really just two second lines, but either way, this is just coach Barry Trotz trying to get more goal scoring out of his offense. Nelson has had a solid season with 15 goals, 16 assists, and a rating of plus-3 in 39 games but is still miscast as a first-line center without elite wings. The Islanders have issues on offense and this won't be the last change Trotz is forced to make.
Nelson scored a goal on three shots and won 11 of 15 faceoffs (73.3 percent) in Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Predators.
Nelson got the Islanders on the board with an unassisted effort early on the second period, his 12th goal of the season. The streaky Nelson has three goals and two assists over his last four games and his 26 points on the season leave him just one shy of Mathew Barzal for the team lead. Nelson's points tend to come in bunches, but he's a virtual lock to provide at least 20-25 goals when all is said and done.
Nelson picked up two assists in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Sabres.
The second helper was the biggest, as he sprung Anthony Beauvillier for a breakaway three minutes into extra time that resulted in the winner. Nelson has five points (three goals, two assists) in the last five games, and on the year he's racked up an impressive 11 goals and 25 points through 31 contests.
Nelson scored two goals in Monday's 5-1 win over the Lightning.
With the Isles ahead 2-1, Nelson put the game out of reach with two tallies in the third period. He now has three goals in the last three games, and on the year the 28-year-old has 11 goals and 23 points through 29 contests.
Nelson scored a goal on three shots in a 3-2 overtime win versus the Golden Knights on Thursday.
Nelson gave the Islanders a 2-1 lead early in the third period when he potted his ninth goal of the year. The streaky Nelson had just one assist in his previous six games and he tends to score in bunches, so perhaps Thursday's goal is the start of another hot streak. For the season, Nelson has 21 points in 27 games.
Nelson managed an assist and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Kings.
Nelson saw his five-game point streak end last Saturday in San Jose. The Islanders had only two goals during a three-game trip through California, which made points hard to find for Nelson. The 28-year-old forward has 20 points in 23 games this season. He's on pace to shatter his career high of 53 points, set last year. Even better -- Nelson's shooting 11.3 percent this year, compared to a career rate of 12.6 percent, so his success this year can be considered sustainable.
Nelson scored two goals Thursday, including the overtime winner to deliver the Islanders a 4-3 win over the Penguins.
Don't look now, but Nelson is riding a five-game, nine-point scoring streak that includes four goals. And his 19 points in 20 games put him on a near 80-point pace. It's hard to believe he'll sustain this pace. But right now, Nelson should be in your lineup.
Nelson scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, and added an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 victory over the Penguins.
The 28-year-old extended his personal point streak to four games with the performance, while the Isles tied a franchise record with at least one standings point in their 15th straight contests. Nelson hadn't found the back of the net since Oct. 19, but he stayed productive during his goal-scoring drought -- on the year, he now has six goals and 17 points in 19 games.
Nelson assisted on a pair of goals in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Flyers. He also had four shots on goal.
Nelson helped the Islanders erase a 3-0 deficit in the third period, setting up goals by Anthony Beauvillier and Matthew Barzal (PP) that pulled New York to within a goal. Nelson also enjoyed a strong night in the faceoff circle, winning 13 of his 19 draws. The streaky Nelson is stuck in a 10-game goal drought, but he's been able to provide four assists over the last three games.
Nelson has failed to light the lamp in his last six games for the Islanders.
Nelson does have three assists during this span but has only managed two shots in his last three games. That's not good enough for a player who signed a six-year, $36 million contract during the summer. Injuries to several members of the forward depth for the Islanders may be impacting the play of Nelson, but he will need to find a way to put the puck on net and wrinkle the twine no matter who his wings are.
Nelson notched a pair of helpers in Thursday's 4-2 victory over Arizona.
It was the fourth multipoint game of the season for Nelson, who is off to a torrid pace this year with four goals and five assists in nine games, including a pair of gamewinners. If the 27-year-old center can maintain his scoring touch, he should be capable of topping the career-high 53 points he put up in 2019-20.
Nelson scored the overtime winner and added an assist in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Blue Jackets.
He added three shots, two hits, a blocked shot and a plus-1 rating to his ledger. Nelson is enjoying a strong start to the campaign as he looks to build on last year's career-high 53 points, scoring four goals and seven points through eight games.
Nelson scored a power-play goal and added an assist on the man advantage in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes.
The power play was about the only thing working for the Islanders in this contest, and Nelson was able to make his mark there. He had three shots on goal but finished with a minus-3 rating. The 27-year-old center is up to three points in four games, as well as 10 PIM and 14 shots on goal.
Nelson potted a goal on four shots in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Jets.
The center's second-period tally was ultimately the game-winning goal. Nelson has fired nine shots on goal over the first two games of the season -- he had 25 goals and 53 points on 181 shots in 2018-19.
Nelson will open up the season centering the second line for the Islanders and will likely have Josh Bailey and Anthony Beauvillier as his linemates, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
This is not a surprise, as the Islanders didn't sign him to a six-year, $36 million contract extension in May to be anything but a top-six forward for the club. Nelson excelled in his first year with coach Barry Trotz, setting career highs in assists (28) and points (52). Nelson will be expected to at least duplicate those numbers and provide steady secondary scoring for the Islanders.
Nelson agreed to terms on a six-year, $36 million contract extension with the Islanders on Thursday.
Nelson had his best season yet as a pro in 2018-19, setting career highs in assists (28) and points (53) while registering a respectable plus-20 rating in 82 games. The 27-year-old pivot will continue to be an important piece up front for the Islanders in 2019-20, but he lacks the offensive upside necessary to be considered a premier fantasy option. Nonetheless, Nelson's relatively high floor will make him a desirable depth option in all fantasy formats for the foreseeable future.
Nelson scored a goal on five shots in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes in Game 4.
Nelson was held without a point through the first three games of the series, and his tally Friday came with the game already out of reach. Nelson ends the postseason with four goals in eight contests.
Nelson scored an even-strength goal while logging 16:58 of ice time in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Penguins.
Nelson's second goal of the series came after he beat goaltender Matt Murray to the stick side on a shot that hit the post and went in. The 27-year-old has logged major minutes in the series so far, skating in 19:13 of ice time per game and three minutes of power-play time per game. More goals could be coming for Nelson, as evidenced by his 11 shots in three postseason games.
Nelson scored the Islanders' only goal in regulation and in the shootout in a 2-1 win over Florida on Thursday.
Nelson played superhero -- there's no other way to put it. His 25 goals are one shy of his best ever, and his 53 points are a career mark. Prior to this season, Nelson's best was 45 points in 2016-17. He could be valuable in postseason pools and is riding a three-game, three-point mini streak night now.
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