Bruins on Long Island looking to snap 3-game skid

The Bruins are on Long Island trying to snap a 3-game losing streak and jumpstart their 6-game road trip with a win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. The Islanders enter tonight's game on a 4-game win streak despite a long list of injuries to key players.

Islanders Leading Goal Scorer


G A P +/- PIM
Michael Grabner 25 10 35 11 6

Islanders Goaltending

The Islanders are hurting at the goalie position right now between Rick "Glass Joe" DiPietro going down with a broken bone in his face after being one-punched by Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Brent Johnson, Kevin Poulin's knee injury, and Evgeni Nabokov's refusal to play for the Islanders. Nathan Lawson and Al Montoya are the active goaltenders for the Islanders.


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Nathan Lawson 7 280 1 3 18 3.86 172 154 .895 0


GP MIN W L EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Al Montoya 1 38 1 0 2 3.16 14 12 .857 0


Injury Report


Boston Bruins Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Marc Savard concussion 01/23/2011


New York Islanders Injuries

Out

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Mark Streit shoulder 09/27/2010
Trent Hunter knee 11/25/2010
Jeremy Colliton ribs 02/09/2011
Rick DiPietro knee 02/03/2011
Doug Weight back 11/18/2010
Mike Mottau hip 11/22/2010
Mark Eaton hip 01/04/2011
Kevin Poulin knee 02/06/2011

Notes:

- You have to respect the heart that the Islanders have shown lately. Sure, they took some liberties against the Penguins, but it was nice to see a team stick up of each other and battle through adversity.

- Rookie forward Michael Grabner is on fire for the Islanders. The 23-year-old Austrian winger has 9 goals in his last 5 games.

- Bruins newly-acquired center Chris Kelly is questionable for tonight due to visa issues.

- Patrice Bergeron was absent from practice on Wednesday. He was given a maintenance day by Claude Julien.

- Trevor Gillies of the Islanders is suspended for 9 games for his actions during a brawl-filled game against Pittsburgh last weekend.

- Between Rick DiPietro and Al Montoya, the Islanders have the market corner on great college goalies, who have had disappointing pro careers.

- The puck drops shortly after 7:00 PM ET. NESN and 98.5 The Sports Hub will carry the game locally.

- For more form The Island, head over to Lighthouse Hockey

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