Game 51 - Bruins @ Islanders GDT

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    Game 51 - Bruins @ Islanders GDT

    Game starts in less than an hour and no GDT?  What the...

     

    BRUINS (32-15-3) at ISLANDERS (21-25-8)

    TV: NESN, MSG PLUS

    Last 10: Boston 6-3-1; New York 6-3-1

    Season series: This is the third and final game between the New York Islanders and Boston Bruins. The Islanders will try for their first season sweep of the Bruins since the 2005-06 season.

    Big story: Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky returns after missing over three months with a concussion. Goalie Evgeni Nabokov is also back, though he'll dress as backup to Kevin Poulin.

    Bruins captain Zdeno Chara spent his first four seasons with the Islanders and can earn his 500th NHL career point with a goal or assist Monday against his former team.

    Team Scope:

    Bruins: Boston was on the road for seven of its first 11 games in January and it started with consecutive losses at the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings. But the Bruins have bounced back from the slow start out west with a 3-0-1 road record, including a 1-0 win at the San Jose Sharks on Jan. 11, and will head back to TD Garden for a four-game homestand after the game Monday on Long Island.

    Bruins forward Ryan Spooner skated in practice Sunday at Nassau Coliseum despite being sick with the flu, while Chara did not participate due to a maintenance day as decided by coach Claude Julien.

    "He's a big man, needs some time off, not in his mind but in our minds, so every once in a while we force him to stay off," Julien said of the Bruins top defenseman following practice.

    Islanders: With such a tight race for Stanley Cup Playoff positions in the Eastern Conference, the Islanders will need to make up for surrendering a 3-2 lead to the St. Louis Blues with just 27 seconds remaining in regulation on Saturday and eventually giving up the extra point in the shootoute.

    Islanders captain John Tavares, who assisted on the first goal of regulation, but was stopped in the shootoute, put the 4-3 loss in perspective following the game.

    "We had the lead with 20 seconds left and we didn’t get the job done," Tavares said. "That’s a big point we lost."

    Who's hot: Bruins center David Krejci has one goal and five assists in his past four games. ... For the Islanders, Tavares is in the midst of a six-game point streak with two goals and six assists over that span.

    Injury report: Bruins forward Chris Kelly (broken ankle), and defensemen Dennis Seidenberg (right knee surgery) and Adam McQuaid (lower body) are on injured reserve. Spooner (illness) is questionable. ... Visnovsky (concussion) and Nabokov (lower body) return, while defenseman Travis Hamonic (concussion) has not played since Jan. 12.

     
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    Could be a rough one with clutterbug, martin, cartner, EB.  

    Go Bruins.  

     
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    A season sweep at the hands of the Islanders? Please no...

     
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    In response to Bruinfaninnewjersey's comment:
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    A season sweep at the hands of the Islanders? Please no...

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    I hope not, but the Cane's did it to them in 2012. The B's just have problems against some teams & this is one of them.

     
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    @NHLBruins

    "Chad Johnson leads Bruins out for warmups, will start vs Isle. Ryan Spooner on the ice for warmups but did not take rushes ^CS"

     
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    @NHLBruins

    "Chad Johnson leads Bruins out for warmups, will start vs Isle. Ryan Spooner on the ice for warmups but did not take rushes ^CS"

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    I'm kind of glad Rask needs rest.

     
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    Lots of shots... nice

     
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    On a two on one with Loui, Soderberg did not s*oot, neither attempted a pass. What was he wanted to do ??

     
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    amazing snipe from Eriksson

     
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    In response to Remi72's comment:[QUOTE] On a two on one with Loui, Soderberg did not s*oot, neither attempted a pass. What was he wanted to do ?? [/QUOTE]


    I felt Soderberg just waited a little too long on the pass. I'm sure he got an earful from Julien after.

     

    Holy Miller hit!

     
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    Cannot wait til tomorrow's BDC threads, trade Eriksson titles, remarks he is too soft.

     
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    MILLER TIME

     

    (i could say that all night...)

     
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    In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:
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    In response to Remi72's comment:[QUOTE] On a two on one with Loui, Soderberg did not s*oot, neither attempted a pass. What was he wanted to do ?? [/QUOTE]


    I felt Soderberg just waited a little too long on the pass. I'm sure he got an earful from Julien after.

     

    Holy Miller hit!

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    Looked to me like he just jammed himself trying to pull it back into his skates to go around Hickey.  Trying to create the pass.

     
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    Eriksson goal a thing of beauty. 

     
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    amazing snipe from Eriksson

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    Really hope it will help his confidence back...there was so little room for the puck to get in and he really zipped it !! Great...thought he would never score again ! :))

     
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    Johnson anticipating well tonight. Couple of good saves on the PP.

     
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    Johnson anticipating well tonight. Couple of good saves on the PP.

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    What I like about Ocochinco, is that he's not trying to do too much..calm, good position...that's it.

     
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    Reilly Smith did not look good on that....

     
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    Dat was real bad Reilly Smith. Then Bergeron doesn't keep an eye on Neilson.

     
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    Johnson's pads are either made of flubber or he needs to let some air out between periods.

     
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    wow, completely different game after the bad Boychuk call... DK made a terrible decision trying to go cross ice to Krug on the PP

     
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    wow, completely different game after the bad Boychuk call... DK made a terrible decision trying to go cross ice to Krug on the PP

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    Rarity by Krejci, good job by Krug getting back.

     
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    wow, completely different game after the bad Boychuk call... DK made a terrible decision trying to go cross ice to Krug on the PP

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    Indeed...and he faked to backcheck while doing nothing to really try to break the play...a lazy Krejci on that. Let's do better in the second !

     
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    Chara & Clutterbuck, game could get a little feisty, Fat & MacDonald, Carkner & Krug, look out!

     
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    In response to zamboni24's comment:

    Johnson's pads are either made of flubber or he needs to let some air out between periods.



    He bailed his team out on the 1st save & you're complaining on that rebound? Glad you ain't a goalie coach! Nothing wrong with rebound control thus far. It's near impossible to control every single shote. 

     

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