As the lowest-scoring team in the Eastern Conference, it's not hard to see where the New York Islanders need the most improvement.
Their overall play at home is also in need of a major upgrade.
The Islanders look to win at Nassau Coliseum for only the second time in eight games Friday night when they face the Toronto Maple Leafs for the first time this season.
Because last season's team fell one goal shy of having three 30-goal scorers and ranked 15th in the NHL in scoring, offense didn't figure to be a big problem for the Islanders this year. Nearly three months into 2011-12, though, they rank last in the East with 74 goals and have gotten shut out an NHL-high six times - five at home.
Those offensive woes continued Thursday at Madison Square Garden as the Islanders (11-15-6) scored three goals or fewer for the seventh consecutive game in a 4-2 loss to the Rangers.
P.A. Parenteau and Matt Moulson scored on the power play for the Isles, who failed to match a season high with th...