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New York Islanders @ New York Rangers [Game 2 Thread]

We have a last-minute goalie change.

New York Islanders v New York Rangers
Sorry for the Rangers picture. I am a sinner.
Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

The Islanders would like to repeat Thursday night’s contest at the Garden. They will take on the Rangers tonight, with puck drop at 7:00 p.m. The Isles’ broadcast is on MSG+.

They will have to do it without Semyon Varlamov, it seems. It looks as though he took a stinger off his throat in warm-ups.

Which means, as the tweet provides, that Ilya Sorokin will make his NHL debut tonight. Tough to have to do it on short notice, but a little trial by fire might be even better.

Other than the change to Sorokin, the Islanders lineup remains unknown. They had more forwards on for line rushes than they could actually dress tonight and there was no one in the building that made note of who was on the third line. I would think that if Barry Trotz makes the changes he hinted at, he would do so on the third line.

The Rangers announced yesterday that Alexandar Georgiev will take the crease. So two games, two goalies for each team.

They have also healthy-scratched Tony DeAngelo, who got walked by Mathew Barzal and then took a holding-unsportsmanlike double-minor when he lost his temper and slammed the penalty box door. As the Islanders’ broadcast noted when it happened, you cannot get away with that in an empty arena; especially when you have a documented anger management issue.

Their adjusted lineup is as follows:

Here we go. Good luck, Ilya. Make us proud.