Game 2: ISLANDERS at PANTHERS
Eastern Conference First Round
TV: 7:30 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN360, TVA Sports 3, MSG+, FS-F
New York leads best-of-7 series 1-0
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Florida Panthers rookie defenseman Michael Matheson could make his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut Friday in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the New York Islanders.
Panthers coach Gerard Gallant said he would make lineup changes for Game 2, but decline to provide specifics. But veteran defenseman Jakub Kindl was the only Panthers skater who appeared in Game 1 to participate in an optional morning skate Friday. Kindl's 12:30 of ice time Thursday was the lowest for any Panthers defenseman.