May 4, 2012, 12:17 PM EDT
Nashville Predators head coach Barry Trotz has confirmed his Game 4 lineup will go unchanged from Game 3, meaning Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn will sit for the second straight playoff contest.
In speaking with reporters, Trotz made it clear the punishment for Radulov and Kostitsyn is over and this was a hockey decision above all else.
So, do you agree with the “hockey decision”?
Some things to consider:
— Radulov is Nashville’s leading playoff scorer. Kostitsyn is tied for the team lead in goals.
— Nashville’s power play, tops in the NHL during the regular season, is 5-for-34 in the playoffs.
— What will it take for Radulov and Kostitsyn to get back in the lineup?
Onto the poll…
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