Recently, I’ve been previewing the New York Islanders’ qualifying round series against the Florida Panthers. My last two articles looked at which players on the Islanders have overperformed or underperformed against the Panthers throughout their career and in this article, I’ll be flipping it around.
If you haven't read the previous lists, you can do so here:
Otherwise, here are the players on the Panthers who have overperformed against the Islanders throughout their career:
Thomas Greiss and Semyon Varlamov may have overperformed against the Panthers throughout their career but Bobrovksy has done the same against the Islanders. In 27 games against New York, Bobrovksy has a .928 save percentage and a 2.18 goals against average and he also stopped 61 of 65 shots in two games against the Islanders this season.
Dadonov has only played nine games against New York in his NHL career but has scored six goals and nine points in that time. He’s one of Florida’s top forwards and six goals in nine games is a bit concerning for what he could do in the series.
Yandle is an offensive defenseman but even factoring that in, his stats against the Islanders are pretty wild. He’s averaged nearly a point per game, scoring 22 points in 25 career games against New York, though he did manage just a single point in three games against the Islanders this season.
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Here’s today’s poll question (Results and discussion will be posted in a future article):
Do you view the Islanders as a contender heading into the playoffs?