Islanders coach Barry Trotz felt Game 6 of the semifinals on Wednesday was Mathew Barzal's "best game of the season."
Barzal registered two assists to help the Islanders earn a 3-2 overtime victory against the Lightning. “He was using his skill set, he was making good decisions and he was playing all 200 feet of the ice, which is big. He was a factor," Trotz said of Barzal. Those comments come just one game after Trotz expressed his disappointment in Barzal's decision to deliver a bad crosscheck to Jan Rutta, which resulted in Barzal taking a five-minute major and game misconduct. Wednesday's contest was far better for Barzal and that's the version of him that the Islanders will be hoping for in Game 7 on Friday. Jun 24 9:15 am (EST)
- Mathew Barzal earned a pair of assists in a 3-2 overtime win over Tampa Bay in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals.
- Mathew Barzal has been fined $5,000 for crosschecking Jan Rutta during Monday's 8-0 loss to Tampa Bay.
- Mathew Barzal delivered a bad crosscheck to Jan Rutta at the end of the second period of Monday's 8-0 loss to the Lightning. All Mathew Barzal News
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