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Game Preview: New York Islanders at Boston Bruins 1/25/13

Islanders play second leg of back-to-back Friday at TD Garden

Friday, 01.25.2013 / 12:00 AM / News
By Travis Betts
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Game Preview: New York Islanders at Boston Bruins 1\/25\/13
Islanders play second leg of back-to-back Friday at TD Garden
New York Islanders
2-1-0 (4 points - 2nd in Atlantic Division, 5th in Eastern Conference)
1-0-0 road
Boston Bruins
2-0-1 (5 points - 1st in Northeast Division, 1st in Eastern Conference)
2-0-0 home
7:00 p.m.
TD Garden
Boston, MA

Television: MSG+
Howie Rose: Play-by-play, Butch Goring: Color

Radio: WHRU 88.7 FM
Chris King: Play-by-play
Season series (2011-12)
The Islanders went 1-3-0 against the Bruins last season, but 1-1-0 on the road. In the teams' last matchup, the Islanders came back from deficits on two separate occasions, but were outscored 4-1 in the third period as the Bruins skated to a 6-3 victory. Kyle Okposo scored fot the Islanders, and John Tavares and Matt Moulson each recorded two assists in the loss.

Mar. 31, 2012: BOS 6, NYI 3 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Bruins player to watch
Milan Lucic - Left Wing
The Bruins left wing has two goals through three games so far this season, and is coming off back-to-back 25-goal, 60-point seasons. Selected in the second round (50th overall) of the 2006 NHL Draft, the 24-year-old Lucic has racked up over 120 penalty minutes each of the last two seasons, and is a threat to score on the power play, lighting the lamp 12 times since 2010-11.
Islanders Storylines
•Thursday's game marks the back-end of the Islanders first back-to-back set this season. The Islanders will play seven back-to-back sets this year.
•LW Michael Grabner (6g/3a) is on a five-game point streak, dating back to the final two games of last season. Grabner leads the team with five points (3g/2a) through three games.
•With two helpers in Thursday's 7-4 win over Toronto, C John Tavares has back-to-back two assist games.
•C Keith Aucoin is 24-for-34 (70.6%)  in the faceoff circle in his first three games as an Islander.
The Matchup
Islanders
23.1% (3/13)
100% (10/10)
12
9
2-1-0
 

 
 

 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10 games

 
 


Bruins
7.1% (1/14)
100% (14/14)
8
6
2-0-1
 
 



New York Islanders projected lines
Forwards
26 Matt Moulson - 91 John Tavares - 21 Kyle Okposo
40 Michael Grabner - 51 Frans Nielsen - 24 Brad Boyes
41 David Ullstrom - 10 Keith Aucoin - 13 Colin McDonald
17 Matt Martin - 16 Marty Reasoner - 53 Casey Cizikas


Defensemen
2 Mark Streit - 37 Brian Strait
47 Andrew MacDonald - Travis Hamonic
52 Joe Finley - 7 Matt Carkner

Goaltenders
39 Rick DiPietro
20 Evgeni Nabokov
Boston Bruins projected lines
Forwards
17 Milan Lucic - 46 David Krejci - 18 Nathan Horton
19 Tyler Seguin - 37 Patrice Bergeron - 63 Brad Marchand
48 Chris Bourque - 49 Rich Peverley - 23 Chris Kelly
20 Daniel Paille - 11 Gregory Campbell - 22 Shawn Thornton

Defensemen
33 Zdeno Chara - 55 Johnny Boychuk
21 Andrew Ference - 27 Dougie Hamilton
45 Aaron Johnson - 54 Adam McQuaid

Goaltenders
40 Tuukka Rask
35 Anton Khudobin
Quote of the Day
“For me it's about playing the way we have to play and we didn't do that in the first period. We turned pucks over and we didn't have any discipline in our decision making. We talked to this group early on and said that they have to take some ownership in this room as players. Most of them have been here for a couple of years and the second and third periods exemplified the way we need to play.”

-Islanders Head Coach Jack Capuano,
on Thursday's comeback victory at Toronto

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 49 18 22 9 110 137 45
15 CAR 48 17 25 6 104 125 40
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 48 23 25 -1 48
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 48 9 25 16 34
B. Nelson 48 15 15 5 30
F. Nielsen 48 9 17 4 26
J. Boychuk 38 4 21 16 25
J. Bailey 36 8 14 7 22
N. Leddy 48 7 14 14 21
N. Kulemin 48 11 9 0 20
A. Lee 42 13 5 6 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 10 0 .912 2.42
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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