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New York Islanders: Barry Trotz Calls Out Lack of Response To Scott Mayfield Hit

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 18: Head coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on December 18, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Islanders defeated the Coyotes 3-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 18: Head coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on December 18, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Islanders defeated the Coyotes 3-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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In an ugly 4-0 loss, New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield took a nasty hit. Everyone was standing around after while Mayfield was on the ice.

The New York Islanders put together another embarrassing effort last night in a 4-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. Not only was their effort poor, again, but the Islanders didn’t stand up for their teammate initially.

Late in the third period, Scott Mayfield takes a major hit from Andrew Shaw. Mayfield goes down on the ice, clearly in pain from the questionable hit from Shaw, and nobody does a single thing about it.

After the game, even Barry Trotz seemed pretty upset that no one came to the defense of Mayfield initially:

"“One of our guys takes a hit and everyone stands around.”"

Eventually, Thomas Hickey would get involved later in the period, and Matt Martin too, but Andrew Ladd specifically was out on the ice both times Mayfield was drilled from Shaw and did absolutely nothing about it.

It’s bad enough that the team has forgotten to play defense and score goals but standing up for your teammate is something that even bad teams know how to do. The Islanders next game is on Saturday in Philadelphia and they desperately need to come away with a win.

With eight games to go the Isles picked a bad time to start melting down. Hopefully, the back to back this weekend gets them on track again.

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