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Johnny Boychuk keeps making an impact on the Islanders' power play

Johnny Boychuk is piling up points like never before in his career, and this season he's already topped his career total for power points. In six games.

The acquisition of Johnny Boychuk from the Boston Bruins was supposed to be a big boost to a New York Islanders team that gave up up way too many shots and goals in 2013-14, and so far he's been able to do just that.

But he's also provided a rather unexpected bonus for the Islanders and suddenly became a point-producing machine on the power play.

In the first period of the Islanders' game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night, Boychuk was credited with an assist on John Tavares' power play that gave the Islanders a 2-1 lead. That is already Boychuk's sixth power play point of the season, a number that at the time tied him for the league lead with Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby. Even more stunning? Prior to this season as a member of the Bruins, Boychuk had recorded only five power play points in a career that spanned 319 games.

It only took him six games to top that total with the Islanders.

It's been the perfect storm of getting an opportunity to play real power play minutes, doing so with a talented offensive team, and probably a little bit of luck.