Barzal agrees with Trotz's decision to bench him: 'I was in the wrong'

Posted On: Jan 24, 2020   |   Posted By: TheScore

New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal isn't holding any grudges against his coach after he was benched in the third period Tuesday against the New York Rangers. "As a young guy, I know an example needs to be set," Barzal said at Thursday's All-Star media day, according to Newsday's Laura Albanese. "I was in the wrong." With the Islanders up by three late in the game, Barzal had a defensive lapse which resulted in a turnover and almost led to a goal. Despite having two assists on the night, head coach Barry Trotz opted to bench Barzal for nearly the last 18 minutes of the game due to his mistake. "I'm a competitor and I always want to be on the ice," Barzal added. "At the end of the day, Barry knows what's best for the team.... We've had games this year where defensive errors have cost us games and he wasn't going to let that happen again. "I was in the wrong for the play I made. Barry's got my best interests and the team's best interests. He wants to win as bad as anyone and so do I. It's over with now....

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