The Islanders dropped Game 2 to the Panthers despite a great effort, and it's hard not to pin it on one line in particular.
Nikolay Kulemin, Brock Nelson and Josh Bailey were on the ice for both of the Panthers' goals. Capuano quickly swapped Nelson with Alan Quine, spelling his first lineup shuffle of the season.
"We left [Thomas Greiss] out to dry on those goals," Capuano told reporters after the game. "It's not just on those three players, it's a unit of five out there, and we made a couple mistakes."
All three players ended with a negative plus-minus for the evening (Kulemin and Bailey -2, Nelson -3).
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After being the Isles' worst line by a long shot in Game 1, Kulemin, Nelson, and Bailey were abysmal again. On the Panthers' first goal, Kulemin couldn't get a puck deep in the zone, and had it poked away from him. It directly resulted in a turnover that led to Reilly Smith's third of the series. Smith was just standing on the ice, not picked up defensively by any forward (It was presumably Nelson who missed the assignment, since he was standing in front of the net looking like he was out for a pleasure skate).
Then, on Nick Bjudstad's goal that put Florida up 2-0, Bailey simply lost him, letting Bjugstad get in front of him, then compounded it with the weakest attempt at a poke check I've ever seen. This goal was really the backbreaker, because the Panthers were sucking wind by the end of the goal. If the Isles had been able to even it up before Florida got a two-goal cushion, there likely would have been a much different outcome.
It's just flat out not good enough, and hopefully the line shuffle will help. Ryan Strome and Alan Quine have been fantastic this series, generating plenty of chances. For Kulemin and Bailey, veterans that should be desperate to help the Isles to the next round and shouldn't be susceptible to these kinds of mistakes, they need to get a lot better and in a hurry. New York can't survive with these guys being a complete and utter drag.