Game 18: Bruins at Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Good morning from Nassau Coliseum, where the Bruins will kick off a three-game homestand tonight against the Islanders. The Bruins have won their last seven games.

This will mark the second straight game for the Bruins against a last-place team. On Thursday, they defeated Columbus, the Western Conference’s worst team, in the shootout. The Islanders are two points behind the 14th-place Hurricanes.

Puck drop: 7 p.m.

TV/radio info: NESN (Jack Edwards, Andy Brickley, Naoko Funayama), 98.5 The Sports Hub (Dave Goucher, Bob Beers)

Records: Bruins 10-7-0, Islanders 5-8-3

Projected Bruins lineup:

Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
Jordan Caron-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton


Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg-Joe Corvo
Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid

Tim Thomas
Tuukka Rask

Healthy scratches: Benoit Pouliot, Steven Kampfer

Storylines: Evgeni Nabokov is out indefinitely with a groin injury… The Bruins beat the Islanders on Nov. 7 at TD Garden, 6-2… Tonight marks only the fifth road game for the Bruins. It is the latest they have ever played their fifth road game… Dennis LaRue and Francois St-Laurent will be the referees. Derek Amell and Pierre Champoux will be the linesmen.


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