Islanders forward Anders Lee stands 6 foot 3 and weighs 231 pounds. When he plants himself in front of opposing goaltenders, which he often does, Lee actually seems bigger. When Lee serves as a screen for his Islanders teammates, a goaltender can expect one of two things to happen: either Lee scoops up the rebound of a shot the goalie barely sees or he deflects the shot in the net or off the netminder. It's how Lee scored each of his five goals, so far, this season and it was in evidence when the Islanders played the St. Louis Blues on Oct. 9. Lee scored in the dying minute of that game and allowed the Islanders to steal a point against the visiting Blues. Due to Lee's screening, Blues goaltender Jake Allen couldn't recall a moment where he saw the puck on the play. "He was sort of right on top of me," Allen said. "I felt it hit me, then I had no clue where it was. He was almost so close to me that I couldn’t see anything with my eyes and next thing I know I heard a thud in the back of the net."
Islanders Anders Lee thriving in role, but expects even more production
Sporting News | Oct 23