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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Boston Bruins

Tuesday, 02.26.2013 / 12:00 AM ET / News
By Greg Picker
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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Boston Bruins
New York Islanders
8-10-1 (17 points – 5th in Atlantic Division, 13th in Eastern Conference)
2-7-0 home
Boston Bruins
11-2-2 (24 points - 2nd in Northeast Division, 4th in Eastern Conference)
7-1-1 road
7:30 p.m.
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY

Television: NBCSN
Play-by-play: Dave Strader, Color: Brian Engblom


Radio: WHRU 88.7 FM
Chris King: Play-by-play
Season series (0-1-0)
The Islanders and Bruins met at TD Garden in Boston back on Jan 25. The Bruins won the first meeting 4-2 as Zdeno Chara scored the game-winning goal 7:07 into the third period. Islanders forward Keith Aucoin was the first star of the game with two goals. It was the first multi-goal game of Aucoin’s NHL career.

Jan. 25, 2013: BOS 4 NYI 2 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Bruins player to watch
Dougie Hamilton - Defenseman
The 9th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft has gotten off to a solid start in his NHL career. With eight points (one goal, seven assists) in 15 games Hamilton is second in scoring among rookie defensemen. His solid play has made him an early-season candidate for the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year.
 
Islanders Storylines
•Tuesday’s game is the second of a season long seven-game home stand for the Isles. Carolina defeated the Islanders 4-2 in the first game of this stretch.
•John Tavares has tallied at least one point in eight of his last 10 games (nine goals, five assists). The Bruins kept Tavares off the score sheet in the first meeting between these two teams.
This will be the first of four consecutive matchups against Northeast Division opponents. The Islanders are 3-3-0 in their first six games against the Northeast Division.
The Matchup
Islanders
24.4% (19/78)
84.1% (58/69)
56
64
4-6-0
    

 
 
 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10 games

 
 
  
Bruins
14.9% (7/47)
94.8% (55/58)
43
33
7-2-1
 
 
 
 
New York Islanders projected lines
Forwards
26 Matt Moulson - 91 John Tavares - 24 Brad Boyes
12 Josh Bailey - 51 Frans Nielsen - 10 Keith Aucoin
40 Michael Grabner - 16 Marty Reasoner - 21 Kyle Okposo
17 Matt Martin - 53 Casey Cizikas - 13 Colin McDonald

Defensemen
3 Travis Hamonic - 47 Andrew MacDonald
14 Thomas Hickey - 11 Lubomir Visnovsky
2 Mark Streit - 4 Radek Martinek

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
60 Kevin Poulin

Boston Bruins projected lines
Forwards
19 Tyler Seguin – 37 Patrice Bergeron - 63 Brad Marchand
17 Milan Lucic – 46 David Krejci - 18 Nathan Horton
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
27 Dougie Hamilton - 44 Dennis Seidenberg
21 Andrew Ference - 54 Adam McQuaid

Goaltenders
40 Tuuka Rask
35 Anton Khudobin

What's Happening at the Coliseum

•Doors Open at 6:15pm
Lower Lobby Opens at 5:30pm
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Team Store Offer: Spend $100 and receive a NY Islanders fleece, or spend $150 and receive 2 tickets to a select future game
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St. Patrick’s Jersey Auction

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 49 15 26 -7 41
J. Tavares 48 19 21 -4 40
F. Nielsen 51 15 18 0 33
B. Nelson 51 20 11 1 31
M. Grabovski 51 9 15 2 24
J. Bailey 50 9 15 5 24
N. Leddy 51 3 20 -8 23
A. Lee 51 7 15 1 22
R. Strome 40 5 14 -6 19
C. Clutterbuck 50 11 4 6 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 12 11 4 .917 2.28
T. Greiss 14 6 2 .929 2.26
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