Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Boston Bruins

Saturday, 11.02.2013 / 12:00 AM New York Islanders

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.
 
Apr. 11, 2013: NYI 2, BOS 1 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Bruins player to watch
David Krejci - Forward

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.
The Matchup
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

Goaltenders
40 Tuukka Rask
30 Chad Johnson
What's Happening at the Coliseum:

American Red Cross Blood Drive
• Lower Lobby Opens at 5 p.m.
50/50 benefitting Islanders Childrens Foundation
Mercedes Benz of Massapequa Chuck-A-Puck
• Military jersey auction
• Movember

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