Based on jersey colors, practice lineup looks like this:
Kreider – Mika – Laf
Panarin – Strome – Buch
PDG – Chytil – Kakko
Lemieux – Howden – Gauthier
Extras: Blackwell, Rooney
Lindgren – Fox
Miller – Trouba
Johnson – Tony D
Extras: Bitetto, Hajek, Smith #NYR
— Vince Z. Mercogliano (@vzmercogliano) January 21, 2021
The defense pair changes were expected, although it is disappointed to see Brendan Smith benched after points in two straight games. But on the bright side, the bottom-six forwards remain intact, and they’ve been strong to start the season.
It took just three games before Lafreniere moved to the top line. We wondered how long it would take, and less than a week was the answer.