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Preview: Islanders (11-14-6) at Bruins (17-13-3)

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The Bruins battle the last team in the Eastern Conference standings as the Black and Gold try to catch Ottawa in the Atlantic

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Just the Facts

What: Islanders at Bruins

When: 7:00 pm

Where: TD Garden

TV: NESN, MSG+, SN

Radio: 98.5 the Sports Hub

Rival SBN Site: Lighthouse Hockey

Game Notes

-The Islanders are dead last in the Eastern Conference standings, three points behind the New Jersey Devils and Toronto Maple Leafs

-The Islanders' -18 goal differential ranks 25th in the league

-The Bruins have a chance to stretch their home record above .500 (8-8-0 currently), while the Islanders struggle mightily on the road (2-7-2)

Never Forget

The Bruins and Islanders had a bench clearing brawl in 1980, potentially highlighted by Mike Milbury.