Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Boston Bruins
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New York Islanders
5-5-3 (15 points – 2nd in Metropolitan Division, 7th in Eastern Conference) 2-3-3 home
Boston Bruins 8-4-0 (16 points - 4th in Atlantic Division, 5th in Eastern Conference) 4-1-0 road
7:00 p.m. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, NY
Television: MSG PLUS Play-by-play: Howie Rose; Color: Butch Goring
Radio: WHRU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9 FM Chris King: Play-by-play
2012-13 season series (1-2-0) The Islanders finished last season 1-2-0 against Boston, dropping the only meeting at Nassau Coliseum 4-1. The Isles’ lone win of the season over the Bruins came during the team’s late-season run in which they picked up at least one point in 13 of 14 games. Josh Bailey scored both Islanders goals in the 2-1 victory at TD Garden on April 11, while Evgeni Nabokov stopped 30 of the 31 shots he faced.
With 13 points (two goals, 11a) in 12 games, Krejci leads the Bruins in scoring to start the season. The Czech Republic native has earned at least one point in all but two of his games so far this season. He’s also tied for second on his team and ninth in the NHL with a plus-9 rating.
Islanders Storylines • The Isles outshot Ottawa 57-31 last night, marking the second highest shot total in franchise history (60 vs. Carolina on 10/25/08) • Eleven of 13 Islanders games this season have been decided by one goal. • Frans Nielsen has five goals in his last six games. • Kyle Okposo leads the Islanders with 10 assists. • The Isles have trailed at some point in four of their five wins this season, including all three of their road victories.
Islanders 23.3% (6th) 82.0% (14th) 42 43 3-5-2
Power play Penalty kill Goals for Goals against Last 10
Rangers 16.7 (20th) 78.4% (23rd) 35 22 6-4-0
New York Islanders previous game lines Forwards 26 Thomas Vanek - 91 John Tavares - 21 Kyle Okposo 96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard - 51 Frans Nielsen - 12 Josh Bailey 40 Michael Grabner - 16 Peter Regin - 15 Cal Clutterbuck 29 Brock Nelson - 53 Casey Cizikas - 17 Matt Martin
Defensemen 47 Andrew MacDonald - 3 Travis Hamonic 14 Thomas Hickey - 7 Matt Carkner 46 Matt Donovan - 4 Radek Martinek
Goaltenders 20 Evgeni Nabokov 60 Kevin Poulin
Boston Bruins previous game lines Forwards 17 Milan Lucic - 46 David Krejci - 12 Jerome Iginla 18 Reilly Smith - 37 Patrice Bergeron - 63 Brad Marchand 23 Chris Kelly - 51 Ryan Spooner - 34 Carl Soderberg 20 Daniel Paille - 11 Gregory Campbell - 22 Shawn Thornton
Defensemen 33 Zdeno Chara - 55 Johnny Boychuk 44 Dennis Seidenberg - 27 Dougie Hamilton 47 Torey Krug - 54 Adam McQuaid