Eastern Conference-leading Bruins play the Islanders

Wed, Nov 8, 2023
NHL News (AP)

Eastern Conference-leading Bruins play the Islanders

New York Islanders (5-3-3, fourth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Boston Bruins (10-1-1, first in the Atlantic Division)

Boston; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Eastern Conference-leading Boston Bruins play the New York Islanders.

Boston is 10-1-1 overall and 5-0-1 in home games. The Bruins have a 4-0-0 record in games their opponents serve more penalty minutes.

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New York has a 5-3-3 record overall and a 2-1-0 record on the road. The Islanders have a -2 scoring differential, with 29 total goals scored and 31 given up.

The teams meet Thursday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: David Pastrnak has nine goals and eight assists for the Bruins. Brad Marchand has scored six goals with three assists over the past 10 games.

Bo Horvat has four goals and five assists for the Islanders. Noah Dobson has five goals and six assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 8-1-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.1 assists, 4.9 penalties and 11.2 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game.

Islanders: 4-3-3, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.4 assists, 4.6 penalties and 10.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.

INJURIES: Bruins: Milan Lucic: out (lower body), Derek Forbort: day to day (lower body), Jakub Lauko: out (face), Matt Grzelcyk: out (upper body).

Islanders: Bo Horvat: day to day (lower-body).


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