New York cannot get caught up in the wins/losses for long, just enjoy what's positive for that day, not dwell too hard on anything either way.
Then go play the next game as best as possible.
What clicked off in Edmonton, Vancouver and in New Jersey, clicked back on in Columbus.
There will be many more clicks both ways.
The schedule is only going to get tougher, the Islanders have not caught many teams at the right time to beat them (Columbus was only on equal travel/rest but they were starting to level off)
There are going to be many ups/downs/injuries however things might get interesting after the break if the club is completely healthy. (don't count on it)
So much for that.
Okposo getting hurt is hardly a new concept but the first line has never been weaker in the Tavares era so it bears closer watching.
When Parenteau or Boyes were slotted as first line RW with Moulson/Vanek, Okposo was with Nielsen/Bailey.
There have not been nearly enough games played to care much about the standings, the first goal is to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs.
That's still a long way off.
The players have made clear they have won nothing.
Win or lose, enjoy the ride, keep piling up points.
It might be boring, but it's the best formula for success.