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Bruins vs Islanders 3/25/17 Preview

Please, just stop the bleeding. 4 losses in a row, and it feels like everything is slipping out of control.

NHL: Boston Bruins at New York Islanders Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Just the Facts:

The Time: 7pm EST

The Place: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

The Stakes: We’re out of the playoff structure if the season ended today...let’s change that!

The Place To Watch: NESN, MSG+

The Place To Listen: 98.5 The Sports Hub, WRHU

The Opposing SBN Blog: Lighthouse Hockey

The Opposing Leading Scorer: John Tavares (27g, 37a, 64pts)

The Opposing Leading Goaltender: Thomas Greiss (26-16-5, .914 SV%, 2.67GAA)

Game Notes:

  • The Bruins are now losers in four straight, and every game feels like panic mode. With just eight games to go, you have to win to stay in.
  • Percentage wise, this game is the biggest swing for both the Bruins and Islanders to either make the playoffs or miss the postseason. Both teams have 82 points, but with 1 game in hand, the Isles slide into the second wildcard slot
  • After Rask gave up the lead three times against the Lightning, it’s unclear whether we will see Tuukka or Anton Khudobin in net.
  • Cassidy said yesterday that we may see some line changes for tonight’s game, but that won’t be clear until later this afternoon.
  • With the same number of games played and one point behind, Tampa Bay is also breathing right down Boston’s neck to play past mid-April.
  • The Islanders are playing the second game of a back-to-back, where they beat the Penguins in a shootout last night in Pittsburgh.
  • Jaroslav Halak did play last night and while every game is at stake, it’s unclear whether we’ll see Halak or Thomas Greiss tonight.
  • The Bruins are 12-7 in the Bruce Cassidy era.


How about some Swedish oomph?