The New York Islanders are facing issues with Scott Mayfield's repeated costly penalties, leading to suggestions that head coach Patrick Roy needs to hold him accountable. Mayfield's three minor penalties, including a late-game trip resulting in a tying power-play goal, have sparked calls for individual player accountability.

By the Numbers
  • Mayfield ranks last among Islanders defensemen in expected goals percentage (xGF) this year at 43.85 percent.
  • This season, the Islanders have taken a penalty in the third period that led to either a tying or gaming winning goal 14 times.
  • The Islanders' xGF% was 67.81 percent at even strength, and their Corsi for percentage (CF) was 56.07 percent.
Yes, But

While Mayfield's penalties have been costly, it's argued that the team's overall penalty kill and late-game meltdowns need addressing, not just individual player mistakes.

State of Play
  • Patrick Roy praised the Islanders' overall effort despite the loss and highlighted their control of the game.
  • The Rangers controlled 54.14 percent of the xGF share in all situations.
  • Calls for Mayfield to be healthy scratched for the next game against the Pittsburgh Penguins have been made, but Roy's plans remain uncertain.
Bottom Line

The repeated penalties by Scott Mayfield have raised calls for individual player accountability, particularly from head coach Patrick Roy. While Mayfield's mistakes are evident, addressing broader issues with the team's penalty kill and late-game performances is also crucial.