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NHL Preview: New York Islanders (28-23-7) at Boston Bruins (41-8-5)


Friday, Feb. 17 Win NYI 5 vs. PIT 4 Lee (2), Nelson (2),
Sorokin (40/44)
Pittsburgh opened the score in the first frame, but Anders Lee and Brock Nelson each responded with multi-goal games
and Ilya Sorokin turned away 40 of 44 shots faced to help the New York Islanders defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-4, on
Friday night at UBS Arena. Mathew Barzal notched two points and four defensemen tallied assists to help the Islanders
improve to 2-0-0 in their four-game season series with the Penguins

Feb. 17 Otto Koivula has been returned on loan to Bridgeport.
Feb. 16 Jean-Gabriel Pageau has been placed on IR. Andy Andreoff has been recalled from loan (Bridgeport).
Feb. 13 Otto Koivula has been recalled from loan (Bridgeport). Samuel Bolduc has been returned on loan to
Feb. 6 Hudson Fasching has been removed from the team’s IR list.


3 Adam Pelech Dec. 9 – Jan. 21

8 Noah Dobson Jan. 23 – Jan. 28

10 Simon Holmstrom Dec. 23 – Jan. 6

12 Josh Bailey Nov. 29

13 Mathew Barzal Jan. 6

15 Cal Clutterbuck Oct. 13, Nov. 8, Dec. 2- Dec. 6, Dec. 17 – Jan. 3, Jan. 21 –

20 Hudson Fasching Jan. 19 – Jan. 28

21 Kyle Palmieri Nov. 23 – Dec. 13, Dec. 17 – Jan. 21

25 Sebastian Aho Oct. 13 – Oct. 20

26 Oliver Wahlstrom Oct. 13, Dec. 29 –

40 Semyon Varlamov Dec. 19 – Jan. 1

44 Jean-Gabriel Pageau Feb. 14 –

Man Games Lost: 128

Friday, Feb. 17 vs. Pittsburgh W (5-4)
Tuesday, Feb. 14 vs. Ottawa L/SO (3-2)
Saturday, Feb. 11 at Montreal L/OT (4-3)
Thursday, Feb. 9 vs. Vancouver L (6-5)
Tuesday, Feb. 7 vs. Seattle W (4-0

Dec. 13, 2022 TD Garden L/SO 4-3
Jan. 18, 2023 UBS Arena L 4-1
Feb. 18, 2023 TD Garden 5:00pm

Jan. 18, 2023 UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) Loss (4-1)
Dec. 13, 2022 TD Garden (Boston, MA) SO Loss (4-3)
Mar. 26, 2022 TD Garden (Boston, MA) Loss (6-3)
Feb. 17, 2022 UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) Win (4-1)
Dec. 16, 2021 UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) Win (3-1)

2022-23 0-1-1
Last five games 2-2-1
Franchise History 66-91-21-7
NYI Home 38-45-10-1
NYI Away 28-46-11-6

Tonight, the New York Islanders visit the Boston Bruins in the third and final matchup between the two clubs this season. The last time these teams met was January 18 at UBS Arena, a 4-1 decision in Boston’s favor. Their last visit to TD Garden was December 13, 2022, when Josh Bailey, Noah Dobson and Brock Nelson each tallied multi-point games to help the Islanders capture a point in a shootout loss. The Islanders will cap off their 12th of 15 back-to-back series of the season tonight, after they achieved their fourth comeback win of the season against the Pittsburgh Penguins last night at UBS Arena. They snapped a three-game winless streak, but have also collected points in seven of their last eight games.



  • The Bruins host the Islanders tonight in the 3rd and final game between these teams this season and the second of two games of this series at TD Garden.
  • The Bruins are 41-8-5 overall this season and they are 22-2-3 on home ice … The Bruins are 23-6-3 vs Eastern Conference opponents.
  • The Bruins open a two-game home stand tonight vs the Islanders and they will host the Senators on 2/20 … They will then face a 4-game road trip to Seattle on 2/23, Vancouver on 2/25, Edmonton on 2/27 and Calgary on 2/28.


  • The Bruins have won their last two games with a 3-2/OT win in Dallas on 2/14 and a 5-0 win in Nashville on 2/16 … They are 4-3-1 in their last 8 games and they are 14-3-1 in their last 18 contests.
  • The Bruins are 3-2-0 in their last 5 home games … That followed a 22-game home unbeaten at 19-0-3 and a 14- game home win streak, the longest from the start of a season in league history and longest point streak from a season’s start in Boston annals … It was also their fourth longest home point streak overall in team history.
  • They are 12-2-2 in their last 16 road games, including a 9-0-1 road point streak from 12/11-1/24.
  • Boston 1 vs Washington 2 … The Bruins dropped their return from their bye week with their lone goal from Nick Foligno … Jeremy Swayman took the loss in net … SOG: Bos 28, Wsh 23 … PP: 0/4 … PK: 1/4
  • Boston 3/OT at Dallas 2 … Taylor Hall scored the game’s 1st goal before the Stars scored to go up 2-1 … Pavel Zacha (1-1=2 totals) evened the score and David Pastrnak (1-1=2) then scored the GWG at 3:44 of OT … Linus Ullmark took the win in goal … SOG: Bos 37, Dal 31 … PP: 0/3 … PK: 0/4
  • Boston 5 at Nashville 0 … Patrice Bergeron (1-1=2 totals) and Hampus Lindholm and Nick Foligno (2A each) had multiple points, while Brad Marchand (GW), Craig Smith and Derek Forbort scored single goals … Jeremy Swayman had 28 saves for his 7th career shutout … SOG: Bos 30, Nsh 28 … PP: 1/4 … PK: 0/3

INJURIES (Total man-games lost in 2022-23: 70)

  • Tomas Nosek: Non-displaced fracture in left foot
  • Vinni Lettieri: Lower body injury suffered in practice


  • The Bruins and Islanders are meeting for the 186th time in their histories with the Bruins having a 98-59-21-7 record and 619-522 scoring edge in those games.
  • They are 52-24-11-4 lifetime vs. New York at home with a 318-241 scoring advantage in those 91 contests


  • The Bruins currently have 23 players on their roster (1 on IR) … 9 were drafted by the team, 4 were acquired in trade and 10 were signed as free agents.
  • The Bruins play 16 matinees this season (local start time 4:00 pm or earlier) … They have a 5-1-1 record in afternoon games so far.
  • The Bruins play 14 sets of back-to-back games this season … They are currently 6-0-2 in the 1st game of those sets and are 6-2-0 in the 2nd games so far.
  • The Bruins are playing game 5 of their 10-game February schedule tonight (3 hm/7 rd, 3-1-0) … They will play 15 in March (9 hm/6 rd) and 7 in April (3 hm/4 rd) … They went 8-1-0 in October, 11- 2-0 in November, 9-1-4 in December and 10-3-1 in January.

Jan. 17: Joona Koppanen recalled from Providence/AHL.
Jan. 23: Marc McLaughlin recalled from Providence/AHL.
Jan. 30: Joona Koppanen and Marc McLaughlin returned to Providence/AHL.
Jan. 31: Jakub Lauko and Vinni Lettieri recalled from Providence/AHL.
Feb. 2: Jakub Lauko returned to Providence/AHL.
Feb. 9: Jakub Lauko recalled from Providence/AHL.
Feb. 17: Jakub Lauko returned to Providence/AHL.

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