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New York Islanders Ryan Pulock (6), center Jean-Gabriel Pageau (44) and defenseman Andy Greene (4) discuss a face off in the offensive zone

The New York Islanders currently sit 17 points out of a wild-card spot with 46 more games to play in the regular season. They have dominated the bad teams but cannot garner any points against teams over .500.

The Islanders have two games remaining before the 2022 NHL All-Star break, the first against a team ranked 29th in the NHL in the Ottawa Senators and the second, against the 30th ranked team in the Seattle Kraken.

But like Islanders head coach Barry Trotz and his players have said all season long, the focus is on the game at hand and that’s Ottawa.

Too Late For Fully Healthy?

If defenseman Ryan Pulock is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Ottawa Senators, that will mark the first time since Nov. 11 that the New York Islanders ran their intended 2021-22 lineup.

It would also be just the seventh game this season that the Islanders are at full strength. In those seven games, the Islanders were 4-2-1, with 2.43 goals per game and 1.86 goals against.

Although the offense has performed a little worse (2.38 currently) this season, the defensive difference (now 2.65) is unignorable.

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