The New York Islanders lineup changes are coming,
Leo Komarov and Michael Dal Colle will be back in the New York Islanders lineup tonight when they face the Boston Bruins for the second consecutive night. The Islanders dropped the first game on Thursday 4-1 in an ugly game at TD Garden in Bean Town.
“Last night we didn’t get to our game,” Islanders head coach Barry Trotz said about his team’s effort the prior night. “As bad as we were in the first we sort of stabilized the game in the second. Really when they scored that third goal I think you didn’t get a lot of fight from us, but I didn’t like our game. We didn’t play our game in terms of the decision-making. It was way too easy to get out of the defensive zone for the Bruins. That’s not a winning formula for us.”
The Islanders caught a break on Thursday night with the Washington Capitals falling to the Buffalo Sabres and the Pittsburgh Penguins losing in the shootout. The Islanders remain two points back of Washington for first place.
Trotz did not say who would be out of the New York Islanders lineup with Dal Colle and Komarov back in. Dal has missed eight games due to an injury and was placed on IR. He was activated off IR on Thursday, but didn’t play.
Dal Colle had been playing on the third line before the injury.
Komarov had been used on the Islanders’ top line alongside Mathew Barzal and Jordan Eberle. Komarov last played on April 9 when the Islanders hosted the New York Rangers at Nassau Coliseum.
Komarov has five points this season when he has been in the New York Islanders lineup.
Jeremy Swayman will start in net for Boston with the rest of the lineup remaining intact, according to Boston Hockey Now.