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13 Mathew Barzal C

New York Islanders

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September 18, 2020 12:20 AM
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Contributes assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barzal had an assist in Thursday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Lightning in Game 6.

Barzal was responsible for the secondary helper on Devon Toews' wrap-around goal in the first period. The 23-year-old Barzal finished the playoffs on a seven-game goal drought, but he produced four assists in six outings versus the Lightning. Overall, the Isles' top center had five goals, 12 helpers, 53 shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in 22 contests.

September 12, 2020 11:20 AM
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Generates helper in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barzal had an assist and two shots on goal in Friday's 5-3 win over the Lightning in Game 3.

Barzal earned the secondary helper on Adam Pelech's second-period tally. The 23-year-old has been contained by the Lightning, with two assists, six shots and a minus-3 rating in three games. Overall, the center has five goals, 10 helpers, 48 shots and a plus-4 rating through 19 playoff contests.

September 8, 2020 11:32 AM
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Garners power-play assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barzal posted a power-play assist in Monday's 8-2 loss to the Lightning in Game 1.

Barzal had the secondary helper on Jordan Eberle's first-period tally, which tied the game at 1-1. The Lightning took over after that while successfully limiting Barzal's chances to counterattack with speed. The star center is up to five goals, nine helpers, 43 shots on goal and a plus-5 rating through 17 playoff games.

September 4, 2020 04:52 AM
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Dynamic in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barzal (face) had a goal and an assist with a game-high nine shots in Thursday's 5-4 double-overtime loss to the Flyers in Game 6.

Barzal, a game-time decision after taking a stick to the face in Game 5, was arguably the best player on the ice Thursday. He assisted on Anders Lee's power-play goal that gave the Islanders a 3-2 lead early in the second period, then he scored a go-ahead goal of his own with 30 seconds left in the frame. He displayed incredibly quick hands on the tally, unleashing a wrister from the left circle that beat Carter Hart top shelf. The 23-year-old Barzal has found the scoresheet in all but one game this series and now has five goals and 13 points in 15 playoff games overall.

September 4, 2020 12:36 AM
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barzal (face) is on the ice for warmups and is expected to play in Thursday's Game 6 showdown with Philadelphia, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

Barzal was a game-time decision for the contest after taking a stick to the face in Game 5, failing to suit up for the overtime session. The forward was seen with a heavy bandage over his eye, but it appears he will tough it out in the pivotal clash. Now back healthy, he's expected to handle his normal role on a top line and on the power play.

September 3, 2020 11:40 AM
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Game-time decision for Game 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barzal (face) will be a game-time call for Thursday's Game 6 matchup with the Flyers.

Considering Barzal has racked up four goals and seven helpers in 14 postseason contests, his absence would certainly impact the Isles' chances of closing out the series. Rather than breaking up a second line that seems to be rolling, coach Barry Trotz could move Jean-Gabriel Pageau up to the first line with Anders Lee and Jordan Eberle.

September 2, 2020 12:20 PM
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Trending in right direction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to coach Barry Trotz, Barzal (face) is "trending in the right direction" ahead of Thursday's Game 6 against the Flyers.

Barzal took a stick to the face late in the third period of Tuesday's Game 5 victory and wasn't able to play in overtime, but it sounds like he's closer to probable than questionable for Game 6. However, it wouldn't be surprising to see his status boil down to a game-time decision. The 23-year-old pivot has been fantastic during the Islanders' second-round matchup with Philadelphia, having picked up one goal and four points through the first five games of the series.

September 2, 2020 03:40 AM
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Cut by stick in Game 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barzal was caught in the face by a high stick in the third period of Tuesday's Game 5 versus the Flyers. He did not return to the bench for overtime, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

Barzal was seen bleeding from near his eye after the play, and he wasn't able to play in overtime. After the game, head coach Barry Trotz didn't have an update on Barzal's status, Brian Compton of reports. It seems unlikely Barzal will be forced to miss Thursday's Game 6. Jean-Gabriel Pageau would likely ascend to a top-six role if Barzal is forced to miss time -- an update on Barzal's status is expected Wednesday.

August 18, 2020 11:44 PM
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Scores in second straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barzal scored a goal on four shots and added four PIM in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Washington in Game 4.

Barzal put the Islanders up 2-0 midway through the first period when he led a rush up ice, dished the puck, then drove to the net and re-directed a Nick Leddy feed. It was the second straight game with a goal for Barzal, who tallied the overtime winner in Game 3. The 23-year-old has three goals and four assists in eight postseason games.

August 16, 2020 11:04 PM
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Plays hero in OT
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barzal scored the game-winner in overtime Sunday to give the Islanders a 2-1 victory over the Capitals during Game 3 of their first-round series.

It was a simply beautiful goal. Barzal dragged his skate along the blue line to avoid offsides as he took a pass from Jordan Eberle, beat the Washington defense wide, then cut in front of Braden Holtby and tucked the puck just past the goalie's desperately outstretched leg. Barzal now has two goals and six points through seven postseason games, and his heroics have put the Isles in position to sweep the Caps in Game 4 on Tuesday.

August 12, 2020 10:28 PM
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Two helpers in Game 1 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barzal collected two assists in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Capitals during Game 1 of their first-round series.

The Isles found themselves in a 2-0 hole midway through the second period, but Barzal helped spark the comeback with assists on the team's first and final goals of the game. The 23-year-old now has one goal and five points through five playoff contests.

August 7, 2020 08:56 PM
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Two points in Friday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barzal scored a goal and an assist during Friday's 5-1 win over the Panthers in Game 4 of the Islanders' Stanley Cup Qualifier.

He set up Anthony Beauvillier in the first period for what proved to be the series-winning goal, then added his first tally of the playoffs in the third as the Isles pulled away. Barzal heads into the next round with three points through four games.

March 19, 2020 11:44 PM
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Having a solid season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barzal has 19 goals, 41 assists and is a plus-5 in 68 games this season.

While the Islanders would like to see Barzal shoot more and pass less, he was on pace to surpass his career high in goals (22) from 2017-18, and he was also likely going to surpass his career high in shots, which was 179 last season. There is a truckload of pressure on Barzal, as he is the only true playmaker on the team and thus faces more than his fair share of criticism when the team is in one of its many goal-scoring slumps. It's also fair to point out that the Islanders have been awarded the least amount of power plays in the league by a wide margin, and that has also kept his offensive numbers down. Barzal can be a restricted free agent after the season and should be in for a significant pay raise no matter if or when the season starts up again.

March 11, 2020 02:32 AM
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Supplies assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barzal posted an assist, a team-high seven shots on goal and two PIM in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Canucks.

The British Columbia native registered an assist on Jordan Eberle's first-period tally. Barzal now has 60 points through 68 games this season -- he's two shy of matching last year's output. The 22-year-old center has added 171 shots, 44 PIM and a plus-5 rating.

March 6, 2020 10:40 PM
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Bags three points in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barzal scored a goal and picked up a pair of assists, one coming with the man advantage, in Thursday's 4-3 loss to Ottawa.

A loss isn't what Barzal or his team had hoped would happen in this one, but the top-line center was exceptional in defeat. His three points came after a pair of pointless outings, but he racked up six points in three games before that. With 23:42 of ice time in Thursday's loss, Barzal led all Islanders forwards in ice time and now has 59 points in 2019-20.

February 27, 2020 11:32 PM
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Assists on two goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barzal assisted on a pair of goals in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to St. Louis.

Both of Barzal's helpers came in the opening period as the Islanders built a 2-0 lead. He set up Jean-Gabriel Pageau's power-play tally to open the scoring, then drew the secondary assist on a Jordan Eberle goal late in the period. The performance extended Barzal's point streak to five games, with all eight of his points in that span coming via assist. He's picked up two helpers in each of the last three games, but hasn't scored a goal since Feb. 4.

February 25, 2020 11:36 PM
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Sparks comeback in OT loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barzal notched two assists, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Rangers.

With the Isles down 3-1 late in the third period, Barzal got to work, setting up Jordan Eberle for a power-play goal with under six minutes to go and then starting the play that led to Brock Nelson's equalizer with 18 seconds left on the clock. Barzal now has six points, all assists, over a four-game point streak, and on the season he's recorded 18 goals and 54 points through 62 contests.

February 23, 2020 08:40 PM
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Piling up assists recently
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barzal dished out a pair of assists and had two shots on goal in Sunday's 4-1 win over San Jose.

Barzal drew the primary assist on both of Anders Lee's goals and now has four helpers in his last three games. The 22-year-old has 52 points on the season but remains in a deep goal funk with just two tallies in 27 outings since Christmas.

February 20, 2020 02:20 AM
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Delivers assist in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barzal registered an assist, four shots on goal, two blocked shots and two PIM in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Avalanche.

Barzal's goal drought stretched to eight games, but he's posted five assists in that span. The 22-year-old center now has 49 points, 143 shots and 36 PIM in 59 contests. He's on pace to reach the 60-point mark again, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect Barzal to produce much beyond that.

February 12, 2020 04:44 AM
Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Records three helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barzal posted three assists with a plus-2 rating, two PIM and three shots on net in a 5-3 victory over the Flyers on Tuesday.

This was the third time over the last month that Barzal has posted multiple assists in a game. Three helpers is also his new season high in the category. Barzal has 18 goals and 48 points with a plus-4 rating in 55 games this season.

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Coquitlam, BC
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2017-18: Calder-Rookie of the Year