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Islanders' recent goal-scoring issues caused by multiple factors

Anthony Beauvillier of the Islanders skates against the Sabres at Nassau Coliseum on March 6. Credit: Jim McIsaac

The Islanders’ braintrust of Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz frequently point out it’s not how many goals the team can score, it’s scoring more than the opponent.

Still goals are, well, the goal of hockey, and, lately, they’ve been scarce for the Islanders.

They had scored one or fewer in three of their previous four games entering Sunday night’s match against the Flyers to conclude a three-game road trip. They had scored two or fewer in six of their previous seven games and Trotz is not ignoring that the production has dipped.