Staois helps anchor stable Islander defense

Steve Staios #44 of the New York Islanders

Steve Staios #44 of the New York Islanders argues a first period penalty call with referee Dean Morton #36 in a game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. (Sept. 30, 2011) (Credit: Getty Images)

The Islanders' headliners are doing all the right things through four games. So is the supporting cast, which may be even better early news for the team than John Tavares' hot start.

Pucks won't always go in for Tavares, so keeping the puck out of your own net is just as important. Only the Red Wings have allowed in fewer than the Islanders' 1.50 goals average through four games.


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