The 24-year-old rookie scored his 17th and 18th goals, respectively, of the season during Thursday's winning over the Toronto Maple Leafs to tie Flip Forsberg for most goals scored by a rookie this season. Lee has recorded those 18 goals over the course of 49 games, and has five goals in the last six contests for the Isles.
"I think that when you have the determination to get to the front of the net you're going to score a lot of goals," Jack Capuano said about Lee. "We talk about it all the time, you go there good things are going to happen. Guys should take a look at that and their point production will pick up."
Lee has set up his office in front of the net. He scored both his goals on Thursday in the "dirty areas" of the rink and a majority of his production has come that way. Playing on a line with John Tavares and Josh Bailey as of late has also helped boost his play, but the Isles' rookie has been playing strong all year.
"Things are just clicking right now," he said about his season so far. "Pucks are going in, playing hard and playing well. Meshing with line mates throughout the season. It's a five man effort out there, it's not just me, and I've been able to be on the end of most plays."
Lee has quietly become one of the best rookies playing in the NHL this season and the style that he plays has drawn an interesting comparison to a former Islander.
Tavares, who has played with Lee since the end of January, has described his play as similar to that of Matt Moulson. Moulson was also a player who set up shop in front of the net and was able to put up points by being in the dirty areas.
"That's what he does so well is being in front of the net," Tavares said, while talking about Lee's game. "Getting his stick on pucks and you try to utilize that. Take advantage of that, his strengths and what makes him a very productive player. He's been great for us and it's good to see him get rewarded."
Capuano agreed with Tavares and his comparison of Lee to Moulson. He likes the idea of having a player like that with skill players such as Tavares.
"Knowing that you have a guy around the net that has an active stick," Capuano started to explain. "The one thing about Anders is that a lot of his goals, when he forechecks and when he gets possession, not only his cutbacks and the way that he does protect the puck. He's got an active stick.
"Similiar to Matt [Moulson] when he was here and I would say that John is right. It's a pretty good comparison."