The New York Islanders may not have won their home opener this past weekend, but by coming away from the game with a point against the Pittsburgh Penguins it was a big step forward from last season. It wasn't a win - and there were definitely plenty of flaws in the Scott Gordon's system that need more work, but if nothing else we were also shown a glimpse of what this rebuild or "youth movement" is capable of. Looking back at the game and some of the stats, you see just how much the Islanders youth played a huge role in the game: John Tavares tallied an assist (his first NHL point) on a first period power play goal by Mark Streitùand would later score his first NHL goal off a feed by Matt Moulson on another power play in the second period.
Kyle Okposo also received an assist on ...
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