Just the Facts:
Game Time: 7:00 PM, THE ISLAND. (Nassau Coliseum). TV Broadcast: NESN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Rival SB Nation Site: Lighthouse Hockey
Records: Bruins 8-4-0 vs. Islanders 5-5-3
Thomas Vanek - John Tavares - Kyle Okposo
Matt Martin - Brock Nelson - Casey Cizikas
Pierre-Marc Bouchard - Josh Bailey - Frans Nielsen
Michael Grabner - Peter Regin - Cal Clutterbuck
Travis Hamonic - Andrew MacDonald
Matt Carkner - Thomas Hickey
Radek Martinek - Matt Donovan
Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Reilly Smith - Patrice Bergeron - Brad Marchand
Chris Kelly - Ryan Spooner - Carl Soderberg
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara - Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg - Dougie Hamilton
Adam McQuaid - Torey Krug
IT IS PILE ON THE ISLE TIME. This is my first Pile on the Isle. It should be a special time.
The Islanders should be taking every advantage of being in the Metropolitan Division, but have only managed a 5-5-3 record so far. Recently, they dealt one of their top scorers for the top scorer from another horrible team - Thomas Vanek, Bruins Killer, is now an Islander. Great.
The Bruins should be seeing Evgeni Nabokov in goal tonight, and likely will field Tuukka Rask against him at the other end. If Detroit and Tampa each lose, the Bruins have the opportunity to leap into second place in the Flortheast.
Ryan Spooner's first rookie game!