Bruins vs. Islanders Preview: Should auld acquaintance be forgot

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7:00 PM, TD Garden. TV Broadcast: NESN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Rival SB Nation Site: Lighthouse Hockey

SBN Game Site: Islanders vs Bruins coverage

Records: Bruins 26-11-2 vs. Islanders 12-21-7

Preds Lines:

Thomas Vanek - John Tavares - Kyle Okposo
Cal Clutterbuck - Peter Regin - Frans Nielsen
Colin McDonald - Ryan Strome - Brock Nelson
Eric Boulton - Casey Cizikas - Matt Martin
Thomas Hickey - Andrew MacDonald
Travis Hamonic - Calvin de Haan
Brian Strait - Aaron Ness
Evgeni Nabokov
Kevin Poulin

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Reilly Smith - Patrice Bergeron - Brad Marchand
Nick Johnson - Ryan Spooner - Matt Fraser
Jordan Caron - Gregory Campbell - Daniel Paille
Zdeno Chara - Torey Krug
Matt Bartkowski - Johnny Boychuk
Adam McQuaid - Kevan Miller
Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson

Preview:

Carl Soderberg is concussed. Kevan Miller and Nick Johnson are back in the lineup. It's the last game of 2013. The Islanders are worse than every team in the NHL except Edmonton and the Sabres, and the Sabres only need one more win to equalize that. Remember when we Piled on the Isle? Remember when the Islanders were supposed to be sort of decent this year? Oh how things change.

Happy New Year, folks!

NEVER FORGET:

This is not a video. Look how happy we are to be at Nassau Coliseum, though.

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