This "news" can be interpreted in two ways: either the Islanders are currently playing well and/or the Islanders have been largely mediocre since their 17-game point streak was snapped in November.
Taking the positive spin, over the past four games, the Islanders have beaten the Stars and the Rangers and have lost in overtime to the Hurricanes and Canucks. The Stars and the Canucks are likely playoff teams, the Hurricanes are right in contention, and the Rangers are well, bad. Still, it's always nice beating the Rangers, especially after losing the previous two to them.
Overall, this has been a solid stretch of play for the Islanders and it's nice to see they've come out strong since the All-Star Weekend and their bye week.