The Islanders have many reasons to be grateful as they look ahead to the second half of the season.
With 31 victories in 46 games, they are in first place in the Metropolitan Division. They are getting steady production from four lines and top-notch goaltending from Jaroslav Halak, who will represent the team at Sunday’s N.H.L. All-Star Game, along with center John Tavares.
With the playoffs looming and a move to Barclays Center in Brooklyn ahead, the Islanders also have reason to be excited about their future.
Their team depth is best exemplified by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the Islanders’ American Hockey League affiliate.