The New York Islanders didn’t take the ice on Tuesday after being routed in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Islanders coach Barry Trotz put the team through a light workout and stretch, and then they watched film.
The New York Islanders head coach characterized Tuesday as a day to regroup.
“We’re trying to catch up,” Trotz said. “You go to Game 7, you fly, you come back. We’re trying to get ready for another team and process that. Trying to muster the energy to play a very good rested Tampa Team. Today was just about regrouping and getting a little bit of clarity and what we need to do. A lot of stuff we did yesterday is manageable, but we’ll have to have a much better, tighter game than we did yesterday.”