New York Islanders netminder Robin Lehner was replaced by Thomas Greiss in the second period of Game 4 on Friday night after the Carolina Hurricanes scored their third goal just over three minutes into the frame.
Islanders head coach Barry Trotz tinkered with the idea of starting Greiss with his club facing a 3-0 series deficit but evidently stuck with Lehner, who entered the game with a .946 save percentage in this year's playoffs.
The Vezina Trophy finalist didn't get much help, as the Hurricanes' first goal came off the stick of Isles defenseman Adam Pelech. Lehner was then hung out to dry on a brilliant Carolina passing play for the second goal, and the third marker came off a deflection.
Greiss allowed a goal to Justin Williams on the second shot he faced.
The Islanders tandem allowed the fewest goals (191) in the NHL in the regular season, and their goaltending had been a strength in the playoffs, too. However, New York's attack has offered little support, with just one even-strength goal so far in the second-round series.