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Preview: Bruins vs. Islanders Preseason Round 2

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7:30 PM, Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, CT. TV Broadcast: None. We'll update this post if any broadcast links become available. Radio Broadcast: Doesn't look like it.

Rival SB Nation Site: Lighthouse Hockey

Preseason Record: Bruins: 2-2-1 | Islanders 4-1-1

Islanders Lines:

Josh Bailey - Alan Quine - Colin McDonald
Anders Lee - Frans Nielsen - Ryan Strome
Cory Conacher - Mikhail Grabovski - Nikolai Kulemin
Eric Boulton - Kael Mouillierat - Mike Halmo  
Thomas Hickey - Travis Hamonic
Griffin Reinhart - Brian Strait
Aaron Ness - Scott Mayfield

Bruins Lines:

White: Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Loui Eriksson

Gold: Brad Marchand - David Pastrnak - Reilly Smith

Grey: Chris Kelly - Carl Soderberg - Matt Fraser

Merlot: Daniel Paille - Craig Cunningham - Jordan Caron/Bobby Robins/Simon Gagne

D's: Zdeno Chara, Johnny Boychuk, Matt Bartkowski, Adam McQuaid, Torey Krug, Dougie Hamilton, Dennis Seidenberg, Kevan Miller, David Warsofsky G: Tuukka Rask, Niklas Svedberg, Malcolm Subban

Game Notes:

  • The Bruins and Islanders meet for another preseason game. On Tuesday's game we were reminded of the importance of momentum when a second period line adjustment preceded three quick Islanders goals. The Bruins have to maintain momentum and puck possession tonight.
  • Once again, newfound Islanders depth will be a weapon this year. Bruins goaltending and defense need to start and remain strong throughout the game. Goalie Svedberg was able to make seven of eight saves on Tuesday.
  • Despite Tuesday's 5-3 loss, Marchand's third period dangle and goal had that classic Marchand swagger, an indication of preseason rust transitioning to skill.