Thomas Greiss will be in net Friday night against the Panthers, head coach Jack Capuano said.
Anthony Beauvillier will be in for Shane Prince and the Islanders will also roll out two new lines.
Andrew Ladd, Brock Nelson, and Ryan Strome will skate on one of the new lines, with Alan Quine, Beauvillier, and Jason Chimera on the other.
Andy Graziano, SNY.TV Twitter
So, the changes Capuano spoke of the other night after the 2-1 loss to Florida at Barclays Center come to fruition….well, sort of. Not really.
Given very little to work with from GM Garth Snow, and no Bridgeport recall (Bracken Kearns?), Capuano only had Beauvillier and Stephen Gionta to choose from. Scott Mayfield could have drawn in for Dennis Seidenberg, who I feel needs a rest, but you know how that RH-LH silliness goes.
My real issue here is the scratching of Shane Prince. Why, in a speed driven game, sit your fastest skater? One who has been creating chances, as we saw in overtime when the Islanders lost to the Coyotes last Saturday? He played ill on Wednesday and it showed, no doubt, but I could name three Islanders way more deserving of a seat in the press box.
And if Capuano was really serious about following up on his words of Wednesday, Beauvillier and Gionta enter the lineup for Chimera and Ladd.
But hey, it is what it is -- the line that I think will keep on giving the rest of the season.