"It's nice," Lee said with a smile talking about the goal. "Anytime you get the first one out of the way it gets the season rolling a little bit, It makes you stop thinking about it, but it was a good play by the boys and I was able to capitalize."
Lee certainly showed why he should have been on the Islanders roster to begin with on Saturday night. The 24-year-old scored the game's opening goal by redirecting a shot from Thomas Hickey. Moments earlier, Lee nearly scored on a similar play. Lee's presence in front of the net was also enough to agitate the Stars on several occasions during the first period.
The former Notre Dame Fighting Irish player was put on a line along side Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson. The trio -- dubbed "the kid line" -- played well and Lee felt they had good chemistry.
"We talk a lot, we've know each other for a little bit here," he said. "Our styles of play work pretty well together We all bring something different to the table and that's why we click."
He added: "You get the puck in [Strome's] or [Nelson's] hands and good things will happen.
Lee was called up on Wednesday and made his season debut on Thursday. During the first five games of the year in AHL Bridgeport he had recorded five points (three goals, two assists) during that span. Lee was obviously disappointed to be sent down to start the season, but used the time their to just keep working at his craft.
"You always gotta stick at it," he said before Saturday night's game. There is always something you can work on. There is always something you can improve on, so you go down there and put your time in and hopefully everything works out. It did for me and right now it's just taking advantage of this opportunity, and going forward."
Lee played a game low 11:12 on Saturday night and if not for Josh Bailey's injury his 13:04 of ice time on Thursday would also have been a game low.
Johnny Boychuk made Islander fans happy earlier in the week when he told WEEI.com that re-signing with the Islanders was "not out of the question."
Boychuk has been enjoying his time on Long Island, saying that "so far it's been great." He is fully moved in to his new home in Nassau County and his family has joined him.
Not to mention the increased playing time and role that Boychuk has gotten since arriving in Uniondale. Through the first eight games of the season he has six points (two goals, four assists), so things are going well for him.
But as for anything solid on the future, things are still up in the air.
"You never know what's going to happen really," he told Islanders Point Blank. "I can't say yes, I can't say no. I just got here, but so far it's been going well. Options are open, but I'm just here to win games at this moment until something does or doesn't happen."
Both Josh Bailey and Travis Hamonic missed Saturday's game against the Dallas Stars due to injury. Islander Head Coach Jack Capuano did not have much information on Bailey only saying he will miss "a couple weeks, but hopefully it's not going to be long term."
Capuano hopes to have more information on him Monday. There was no information on Hamonic's injury.