It does not appear that the teams have come out for warm-ups yet, but we can infer how the Isles’ lineup will look based on yesterday’s practice back on Long Island.
#Isles rolling with same look at practice:— Andrew Gross (@AGrossNewsday) May 15, 2021
Extra Fs: Johnston-Zajac-Dal Colle
Extra D: Hickey-Coburn
Leo Komarov will remain on the top line. It has worked to some degree of success thus far, so I guess we will stick with what works. And it turns out that the skaters were correct.
#Isles in warmups— Andrew Gross (@AGrossNewsday) May 16, 2021
However, it looks like Semyon Varlamov will not start today. Ilya Sorokin led out the team, which usually indicates the starting goalie.
#Isles Ilya Sorokin vs. Pens' Tristan Jarry as teams on the ice for warmups here in Pittsburgh.— Andrew Gross (@AGrossNewsday) May 16, 2021
Maxime Lagace backing up Jarry.
Sorokin leads the boys out for warmups! pic.twitter.com/8Rr2t7qvXM— x - New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) May 16, 2021
Perhaps Barry Trotz felt that Varlamov was not yet ready to play so he did not want to push him. Thankfully, Sorokin is a capable goalie. He will have to be because Cory Schneider dressed behind him.
Cory Schneider dressed as Sorokin's backup today. #Isles— Arthur Staple (@StapeAthletic) May 16, 2021
Giddy up, folks.