As expected, Beauvillier (undisclosed) will be in the lineup for Friday's Game 2 against the Penguins, Brian Compton of NHL.com reports. Beauvillier didn't practice Thursday due to what was deemed as "maintenance," but he was never in serious danger of missing Friday's contest. The 21-year-old will slot into his usual spot skating with Valtteri Filppula and Leo Komarov on the Islanders' third line for Game 2.
Beauvillier -- who missed Thursday's practice session for maintenance -- is considered "probable" for Game 2 versus Pittsburgh on Friday, according to coach Barry Trotz, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports. Beauvillier should be considered a game-time decision for Game 2, but it sounds like he is more likely than not to be in the lineup. If the winger does miss out, Michael Dal Colle figures to take his spot on the third line. The 21-year-old Beauvillier managed just one shot, one hit and one block in 11:01 of ice time in Game 1 and probably shouldn't be expected to rack up a ton of minutes if he does play.
Beauvillier scored twice in Saturday's 5-1 win over Buffalo. His first held up as the winner; it's his fourth game-winning goal of the season. Beauvillier has 18 goals and nine assists in 78 games. He won't hit his 36-point career mark set last year, but that's OK. Beauvillier is just 21 and has 39 goals in his last two seasons. That's solid production for a young player in a limited role.
Beauvillier's 16th goal of the season turned out to be the difference maker in Thursday's 4-2 win over Ottawa. With just under eight minutes to play in the third period and the game tied 2-2, Beauvillier was able to jam home a loose puck to give New York a lead it would not relinquish over the final seven-plus minutes. It was the forward's third game-deciding goal of 2018-19 and gives Beauvillier 23 points in 66 games.
Beauvillier scored in the third period of Saturday's 4-0 win over the Canucks. Beauvillier has been more miss than hit recently, with just two goals in his last seven games while skating primarily on the third line. He added a plus-3 rating and two shots in the contest. Beauvillier is up to 21 points in 60 games, which makes sense considering his shooting percentage dropped 5.1 percent compared to last season, when he registered 36 points.
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