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Last minute announcement for Patrick Roy and it's not looking good

Published April 25, 2024 at 6:07 PM
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During the last few minutes in a press conference, New York Islanders head coach Patrick Roy announced changes.

As his team trails 0-2 in the first round series against the Carolina Hurricanes, and as they prepare to play game number 3 at home, Roy revealed his official lineup.

Lineup Changes by Patrick Roy



«Cizikas-Horvat-Barzal


Fasching-Nelson-Palmieri

Lee-Pageau-Engvall

Iskhakov-MacLean-Clutterbuck

Romanov-Dobson

Pelech-Pulock

Reilly-Bortuzzo»

Let's remember that goalie Semyon Varlamov is heading to his team's bench, as Ilya Sorokin gets his first playoff start tonight.

He will face Frederik Andersen.


Roy even used an analogy from his time in Montreal:


Finally, Roy also announced some bad news regarding his forward Matt Martin, who is at risk of missing tonight's game.

«Roy: Martin will be a last-minute decision. [but it's looking bad]»

- Arthur Staple



Varlamov, 35, has a record of 14-8-4 this season, with a goals-against average of 2.60 and a save percentage of 0.918.

He allowed two goals on 25 shots (23/25) in game one of the current series against the Hurricanes, and he conceded four goals on 38 shots (34/38) in game two.

Sorokin, 28, has a record of 25-19-12 this season, with a goals-against average of 2.98 and a save percentage of 0.910. Last year in the playoffs, he was spectacular in goal for the Islanders (0.930 save percentage).
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Last minute announcement for Patrick Roy and it's not looking good

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