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New York Islanders Whimper to 4-0 Loss to Montreal Canadiens: Highlights, 3 Stars

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MARCH 01: Head Coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders coaches against the Washington Capitals during their game at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on March 01, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MARCH 01: Head Coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders coaches against the Washington Capitals during their game at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on March 01, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 26: Head Coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders instructs his team against the Washington Capitals during their game at the Barclays Center on November 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Three Stars

1. Joel Armia: 1 goal, 1 assist

He opened the scoring for the Montreal Canadiens. It also proved to be the game winner. Add a primary assist Jonathan Drouin’s goal, and Armia had himself one heck of a game.

I’m only giving him this honor because he had a huge impact on the game in terms of the score sheet. But I don’t feel good about giving him the first star.

2. Carey Price: 28 saves

For the second straight game, the New York Islanders are shutout. And for the second straight game against the Montreal Canadiens Carey Price puts on one heck of a show.

He didn’t have to stand on his head, but Carey Price was exactly where he needed to be and everything the Islanders threw at him stuck to him. Price’s rebound control was incredible tonight.

Much to the detriment of the New York Islanders.

3. Barry Trotz’s Vocal Chords

They are going to be worked out tonight! I can only imagine the tongue lashing the Islanders are going to get from their coach after yet another horrendous display.

Trotz was hollering on the bench and I’m sure he was doing the same in the dressing room after the game.

It must be maddening for Trotz to see his team seemingly completely disregard his game plan and then lose 5-0 and then 4-0.

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