Jean-Gabriel Pageau is still worth its weight in gold

The New York Islanders have won their last three meetings and forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau has had a say in those recent successes.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau is still worth its weight in gold

The New York Islanders have won their last three meetings and forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau has had a say in those recent successes.

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The former Ottawa Senators had three points in as many outings, registering a goal and an assist in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. The 30-year-old veteran will certainly be an important element in the quest for the Islanders, fifth in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 21-14-2. So far, he is doing well with 21 points, including eight goals, in 37 games.

“For a few games, we have been playing the way we wanted. We assume our respective roles and fight for 60 minutes, which we did again this time. And of course [goalkeeper] Ilya Sorokin is there to make the big saves,” Pageau said in a post-match press briefing.

“We look at the standings and we know how tight it is. We need points and we want to keep climbing the ladder, he also said. When we are at home, in front of our incredible supporters, we have to take advantage of it.

helplessness game

If the Islanders have capitalized on their chances at home, winning all three games of a home stay, they will now have to excel away from home. They will face the Seattle Kraken on Sunday in the first of a four-game Western streak. Since the beginning of the campaign, they have done well on the road, by virtue of a record over .500.

However, success requires a massive attack with bite. The New York team hopes to do better in this facet of the game. Its power play halted a streak of 27 scoreless chances on Thursday when Mathew Barzal scored.

“It was a question of execution and not a problem concerning the personnel in place, assessed captain Anders Lee at NHL.com. The season is long and sometimes you go through a scarcity and we have had one. Maybe it was longer than expected.

With one more man, the Islanders rank 26th in the National League with an 18.8% save percentage.

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