New York Islanders
I don’t expect the lines to change much before puck drop. I’m sure Barry will have his lines set like they were in Arizona, but it doesn’t mean he’ll stick to them all night. In Arizona, Barry juggled the lines as of the opening face-off by playing Anthony Beauvillier–Brock Nelson-Kieffer Bellows instead of Beau-Nelson-Dal Colle.
Varlamov will get the start again for the Isles. He might be 1-2-0 in his last three starts but he’s averaging a 0.942SV% and 2.00GAA. He’s played well of late so there’s no reason to have him sit with points being so important. He also gets to play against his old team, which could get another big performance out of Varlamov in this Western road trip.
Martin Kaut makes his NHL debut. So be on the lookout for him, the Isles always seems to give up goals too rookies making their debut.
The first-round pick from 2018 is having an OK season in the AHL with the Colorado Eagles scoring five goals and sixteen points in 31 games. He steps in now to full a depleted roster due to injury.
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