3 Lineup Changes for the NY Islanders to Consider as the Season Slips Away

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Keep Barzal, Horvat, and Nelson together

This is putting all your eggs into one basket, but the Islanders don't have many eggs to play with.

The three top forwards on the team have shown some incredible chemistry while playing together, catapulting the Isles to their best run of the season.

But that well has since dried up. During the team's current rough patch, Mat Barzal and Brock Nelson have failed to find the back of the net, recording one and two assists, respectively. Bo Horvat scored both goals on Sunday against the Rangers but seemed to be missing his dynamic wingers as they were split up the last two games.

Playing these three at the top of the lineup leaves the other three lines without much firepower, including having to play JG Pageau as the team's second-line center - a player who only has 27 points on the season.

It's not much of a lineup change but it's worked for the team in the past, and with those three being as good as they are, they should be able to find that scoring touch again.