Lafreniere starts with Zibanejad and Buchnevich, Kreider with Chytil and Kakko. On D: Jones-Hajek, Miller-Smith. Shesterkin in goal. #NYR
— Rick Carpiniello (@RickCarpiniello) April 22, 2021
Without Trouba, the defense pairs are going to be rough. But the change up front is the one highlighted. It’s something I touched on in yesterday’s thoughts post. Getting Alexis Lafreniere top line time while also shaking up the forwards is a priority. Now let’s see if the powerplay changes.