Expect to see some changes to the Islanders’ lineup when they play tomorrow at Florida.
Isles coach Jack Capuano was none too pleased with a number of his players during last night’s 2-1 loss to the Panthers in Brooklyn.
“There are guys that will be out of the lineup next game, no doubt about that,” Capuano said, per the New York Post. “It’s the accountability of the coaching staff to do what they have to do.”
Of note, veteran winger Jason Chimera logged just 9:45 of ice time and didn’t register a shot.
Shane Prince didn’t have a great game either. The 24-year-old winger hasn’t registered a shot in his past two games.
Capuano didn’t name names, but there were clearly others who didn’t make the grade. The coach was especially upset with the second period, which saw the Isles outshot, 16-6, and outscored, 1-0.
“We had some guys who should’ve stayed in the room,” said Capuano, per Newsday.
It remains to be seen if the Isles will, at some point this season, look to AHL Bridgeport for reinforcements. Youngsters Josh Ho-Sang and Michael Dal Colle are both down there, though neither has put up eye-popping numbers. Ho-Sang has three goals and 13 assists in 29 games. Dal Colle has eight goals and seven assists in 33 games.
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