With a laser like this, why doesn’t Mat Barzal shoot the puck more?

The Islanders want their star center to shoot more and he showed exactly why with a pair of tallies Wednesday night against the Jets. But putting more pucks on net is only one way Barzal can round his game as he skates in the most important season of his young career.

Mathew Barzal has played 173 NHL games so far in his NHL career and in that time he’s established himself as the New York Islanders’ best player. What he has not done in that time is made an impact as a shooter. In 143 of those games, Barzal has registered three or fewer shots.


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