TORONTO — The team’s success is predicated on their defensive efforts. But offense simply cannot be ignored and the Islanders’ recent lack of consistent production is bordering on alarming.
The Maple Leafs beat them, 3-0, on Saturday night at Scotiabank Arena, the second time they’ve been shut out this season, and the Islanders have now been held to two goals or fewer in four of their last six games.
Semyon Varlamov made 20 saves for the Islanders (25-12-3), who lost 2-1 to the Devils on Thursday night at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum.
The Maple Leafs (24-14-5), on a 9-0-1 run, were held to fewer than four goals for the first time in 10 games.