BREAKING: Eastern Conference Team Fires Head Coach; Patrick Roy Hired As Replacement

The New York Islanders are undergoing a huge change in their coaching staff, as the team has announced the firing of head coach Lane Lambert and Patrick Roy as his replacement.

This shift comes amid a challenging period for the Islanders, highlighted by their current four game losing streak, with an especially rough recent 5-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

In this game, the Islanders' weaknesses were starkly exposed, particularly in their special teams play. They conceded two power-play goals and a shorthanded goal while failing to capitalize on their own power-play opportunities.

This performance showcased a lack of discipline and effectiveness, prompting serious concerns about the team's direction under Lambert's leadership.

The appointment of Patrick Roy as the new head coach is expected to bring a fresh perspective and approach to the Islanders.

Roy, a former NHL goaltender and coach, is renowned for his successful playing career and previous coaching experience, including his time with the Colorado Avalanche.

His leadership style, known for its intensity and passion, is anticipated to invigorate the Islanders' roster, which has been struggling to find consistency in their performance.

Roy's challenge will be to address the Islanders' current issues, particularly their special teams play and overall competitiveness.

Roy's NHL head coaching record, during his tenure with the Colorado Avalanche from 2013 to 2015, includes 130 wins and 92 losses.

In his first season (2013-14), he led the team to 52 wins and 22 losses. The following season (2014-15), the team had 39 wins and 31 losses, and in his final season (2015-16), they recorded 39 wins and 39 losses.

His overall winning percentage as a head coach stands at .528, and he also received the Jack Adams Award in 2013. Photo Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports