2. How does Lauzon responded following his Game 2 turnover?
Defensemen Jeremy Lauzon did not have the best of games in Game 2. The first Islanders goal on the power play from Josh Bailey deflected off of his skate and into the net to tie the game and began a three-goal outburst in the period for the visitors.
Lauzon’s biggest gaffe happened in overtime when he tried a no-look, cross-ice pass that was stolen by New York forward Casey Cizikas who buried the game-winning goal on a breakaway. Following the goal, Lauzon broke his stick in frustration.
After the game, Lauzon’s teammates had his back in the postgame press conferences, which you would expect, but how the 24-year-old bounces back will be seen on his first few shifts.
Is taking Lauzon out of the lineup a decision that Bruins might make? Hope not. He is one of their top penalty-killing defensemen and what’s the alternative option, Jarred Tinordi? No thanks.
Expect Lauzon to have a bounce-back game tonight and still be one of their top penalty killers.