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Islanders: Three interesting lineup decision Barry Trotz has to make

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - JUNE 17: Head coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders looks on against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in Game Three of the Stanley Cup Semifinals during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nassau Coliseum on June 17, 2021 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - JUNE 17: Head coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders looks on against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in Game Three of the Stanley Cup Semifinals during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nassau Coliseum on June 17, 2021 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Head coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Barry Trotz has some interesting lineup decisions to make ahead of Game 5 between the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning.

Game 5 is hours away. With the semi-finals series tied up at 2-2 between the New York Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning, this game is vital for either side. Going up 3-2 doesn’t guarantee a series win, but it gives the team in that lead a huge advantage.

The Islanders enter the game with a bit of wind in their sails after a win at home in Game 4. It may not have been the most solid of victories, but thanks to a powerful second-period, and then shutting things down in the latter half of the third, the Isles walked away with a win.

But that doesn’t necessarily mean the lineup will remain the same. There are a few interesting decisions that Barry Trotz will have to make ahead of Game 5.

Here’s a look at three of those decisions, why does he have to make that particular decision, and what might he actually do?

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