It didn’t take a mind reader for anyone to realize that this series against the Washington Capitals was going to take on a special meaning for New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz.
Trotz had coached in Washington for four years and led them to a Stanley Cup title in 2018. Just a few weeks after the parade through the United States capital, Trotz became head coach of the Islanders. So of course, just two years after that the Capitals would have to go through the Island to try and win another Stanley Cup.
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