UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- After watching the power play fail to convert three times in the second period Tuesday, New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano said to expect changes to the lineup in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Washington Capitals on Thursday.
The Capitals took three minor penalties before the midway point of the second period, but New York came up empty and lost 2-1 at Nassau Coliseum when Nicklas Backstrom scored at 11:09 of overtime.
The best-of-7 series is tied 2-2 and shifts to Verizon Center on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; CNBC, SN, TVA Sports 2, MSG+, CSN-DC).
"I think guys know [it's] probably time for a change," Capuano said. "Maybe guys are squeezing their sticks a little bit. You can see the energy and the confidence and the swagger that those guys play with, and we need to get more.
"Our guys are giving it everything they have, but at the end of the day your best players have got to be your best players. They have been all season long, but for whatever reason right now, offensively we've got to get a little bit more."