Tom Kuhnhackl and Josh Ho-Sang both on ice for a very well-attended #Isles optional morning skate. Both goalies, Thomas Greiss and Robin Lehner, on ice as well.
— Andrew Gross (@AGrossNewsday) December 15, 2018
Trotz wouldn’t divulge any lineup info for tonight. My guess: Greiss starts, Ho-Sang in. #Isles
— Brian Compton (@BComptonNHL) December 15, 2018
Detroit Red Wings
[Based on yesterday’s game with no changes]
New York Islanders
Keys to the Game
The Isles killer B’s – Beauvillier, Barzal and Bailey (circus) – put on a show in Vegas despite the game being a loss. They create a lot of dangerous scoring chances. If you remember, the Red Wings are in fact not very good at preventing teams from firing away on net and the loss of Green makes this problem even more difficult to solve.
The Resurgence of Kronwall
Niklas Kronwall had a tough night in Washington, and it had nothing to do with the fact I was wearing his jersey THIS WAS NOT MY FAULT. Anyway, he has generally been a delight to watch this season what with his vintage borderline (and beyond) antics.
It feels like a farewell tour, that he’s making the most of every single moment this season from his trademark jaunty visor angle to the bluntly honest interviews to the good old fashioned kronwalling.