Islanders play with a huge handicap. Most Islanders power plays are for 1:30, not the usual 2:00. Isles are 3rd worst in the league at faceoffs. Their failures have a huge effect on special teams. Last night was no different. They went 0-4 on the power play. Even with an extra skater, they lost 3 of the 4 initial faceoffs. The fourth one was a win, but immediately poked away for a possession change. After these faceoff losses, the puck is iced, retrieved, and moved back into the offensive zone. By the time the PP offense is finally set up, 30 seconds have elapsed. This happens time and again to the Isles, and it's been especially prevalent in recent games (coinciding with their losing skid). Short of bringing in new players who excel at faceoffs, this team really needs a faceoff instructor. Guys like Tavares and Nielsen certainly have the hands to be great at the dot. Get some instructor/coach/consultant who can really teach them how to do it.