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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Boston Bruins

Tuesday, 02.26.2013 / 12:00 AM / News
By Greg Picker
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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Boston Bruins
Isles play second game of a seven-game home stand against Boston
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
FourSquare Offer: Check into the Nassau Coliseum and unlock 20% off your purchase at one of the Islanders Team Store (first 50 will receive a special gift)
Team Store Offer: Spend $100 and receive a NY Islanders fleece, or spend $150 and receive 2 tickets to a select future game
50/50 Raffle
Chuck-A-Puck
St. Patrick’s Jersey Auction

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 50 14 33 3 94 179 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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