Islanders are not making me look too good here with my projections but they are breaking some trends both ways which means things meet in the middle. From the last
update here Isles were two points off my projected pace of 93 points.
Going into doing this I wrote there will be no changes in projected results, regardless of injuries, trades/whatever.
Projections vs game results.................93 points projected.
Jan 29, Senators-Loss 54 points 24-21-6.....Isles lost
Jan 31, Kings-Win 56 points 25-21-6.........Isles lost two points below pace set.
Feb 2, at Canadians-Loss 56 points 25-22-6..Isles lost
Feb 5, Ducks-Loss 56 points 25-23-6.........Isles lost
Feb 7, at Penguins otl 57 points 25-23-7....Isles lost three points below pace.
Feb 9, at Wild W 59 points 26-23-7..........Isles lost ot four point below pace set.
Feb 12 Flyers L 59 points 26-24-7...........Isles won two points below pace set.
Feb 14, at Maple Leafs L 59 points 26-25-7..Isles won even with pace set.
Currently the Islanders with the recent wins in games projected to be losses are back on the pace I projected them to have 93 points. They broke the Flyer/Leaf trends this year and at ACC with wins and the Pens game should have gone to ot and in Minnesota team has the lead late.
Isles now have to go 5-1-1 to stay on the pace I had them on which is for 93 points.
Feb 16, Thrashers W 61 points 27-25-7
Feb 18, Sharks W 63 points 28-25-7
Feb 20, at Capitals ot L 64 points 28-25-8
Feb 21, Lightning W 66 points 29-25-8
Feb 23, at Devils L 66 points 29-26-8
Feb 26, Penguins W 68 points 30-26-8
Feb 28, at Thrashers W 70 points 31-26-8
The first blog on this projecting out all the games is here for those curious.