Looking at Kyle Palmieri's history, his year to year over an 82-game schedule indicates that he had a down year. There's truth to that, but when he finally figured it out, he really figured it out. It, unfortunately, didn't help the New York Islanders creep back into playoff position, but it was an encouraging sign that GM Lou Lamoriello didn't make a mistake signing him for the next three years.
Palmieri finished his first full season for the Islanders with 15 goals and 33 points along with a rating of zero in 69 games. These are not the numbers that the Islanders were hoping for when they signed Palmieri to a four-year, $20 million contract before the season. It also has to concern the Islanders that Palmieri has now only scored 25 goals in his last 120 NHL games. The Isles will hope that this is just a blip on the radar, but Palmieri may be ticketed for a third-line role once again next season with the Isles.
On April 8, Kyle Palmieri scored his 199th career NHL goal. None of us thought it would be long before the New York Islanders forward would score number 200. Sure, he started the year scoring a single goal in 29 games, but the veteran forward had turned that around of late.
Palmieri notched a power-play assist, three shots on goal and three hits in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs. This was Palmieri's second assist in as many games, as well as his first power-play point since March 26. The 31-year-old winger is up to 31 points, 137 shots on net, 73 hits, 51 PIM and a plus-4 rating in 62 contests. With his offense back to an acceptable level after a slow start to the campaign, Palmieri should finish the year in a middle-six role.
Palmieri logged an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Friday's 3-0 win over the Canadiens. Palmieri helped out on Brock Nelson's empty-netter late in the third period. The assist snapped a three-game point drought for Palmieri, who has been much more consistent on offense in the second half of the campaign. The veteran winger is up to 30 points, 134 shots on net, 70 hits, 51 PIM and a plus-4 rating in 61 outings.
Kyle Palmieri scored with 14.1 seconds left in the third period to lift the New York Islanders to a 2-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night in Raleigh, N.C. Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored for the third straight game, and Ilya Sorokin made 20 saves for the Islanders (33-28-9, 75 points), who have won five of six.
After two days off, the New York Islanders were back in action taking on the Carolina Hurricanes. In the first period, there were a few power play opportunities for each side as Ethan Bear, Martin Necas, and Casey Cizikas all took penalties. Neither team had any luck on the power...
Palmieri has 13 goals, 14 assists, and a rating of plus-3 in 56 games for the Islanders this season. Those numbers are far from great but compared to how Palmieri started the season; it's a 180 degree turn around. Palmieri took quite a while to find his stride in his first full season with the Islanders but does have six goals and four assists in his last 14 contests. Palmieri also has a plus-9 rating in his previous 12 games. One strange stat for Palmieri this season is he leads the Islanders with having three goals called back via instant replay this year. Palmieri will look to continue his improved play when the Islanders take on the Hurricanes on Friday.
Palmieri scored the game-winning goal in Thursday's 2-1 victory over the Rangers. With less than three minutes remaining in the third period, Palmieri worked himself to the front of the Rangers' net and tipped a Ryan Pulock shot past Igor Shesterkin. Palmieri extended his goal streak to three games and point streak to six in the process, and the veteran winger now has an impressive 10 goals and 14 points in his last 16 contests.
Kyle Palmieri scored twice, Ilya Sorokin made 39 saves and the Islanders capped a six-game homestand by beating the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on Sunday night at UBS Arena for their third straight win. Palmieri and Anders Lee scored 25 seconds apart late in the first period to send the Islanders...
Palmieri netted two goals in a 4-3 win over the Ducks on Sunday. Palmieri took five shots in this one, beating John Gibson with 29 seconds left in the first period to give the Islanders a 2-1 lead before netting another at with just under three minutes remaining in the second period. The right winger has points in four consecutive contests as part of a longer hot streak dating back to Feb. 15. In the 14 games since, Palmieri has eight goals and four assists.
Palmieri notched an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 5-2 win over the Jets. Palmieri has picked up an assist in three straight outings. He helped out on the first of Josh Bailey's goals in Friday's game. For the season, Palmieri is up to seven goals, 10 assists, 90 shots on net, 54 hits, 43 PIM and a minus-5 rating through 42 appearances.
Palmieri provided an assist and two PIM in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Avalanche. Palmieri set up a Casey Cizikas goal in the third period. In his last five games, Palmieri has picked up two goals and two assists. The winger is showing a bit more comfort in a top-six role, and he's now at 15 points, 86 shots on net, 54 hits, 43 PIM and a minus-8 rating in 40 appearances overall.
Saturday afternoon brings yet another chance for the Islanders to show they can beat playoff-level competition, something they’ve struggled with all season. The Islanders — 4-17-2 against teams holding playoff positions, having been outscored 75-45 — will continue a six-game homestand against the St. Louis Blues (32-15-6), who are second in the Central Division.