Bruins visit the Islanders after Pastrnak’s 3-goal game
Brooklyn; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders host Boston after David Pastrnak scored three goals in the Bruins’ 5-4 victory over the Jets.
The Islanders are 20-6-1 against conference opponents. New York is last in the NHL shooting 29.1 shots per game.
The Bruins are 17-5-8 in Eastern Conference play. Boston is fifth in the NHL shooting 10.7% and averaging 3.4 goals on 31.3 shots per game.
In their last meeting on Dec. 19, New York won 3-2. Johnny Boychuk recorded a team-high 2 points for the Islanders.
Brad Marchand leads the Bruins with a plus-20 in 45 games played this season. Pastrnak has totaled nine assists over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 5-1-4, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.7 penalties and 7.7 penalty minutes while allowing 2.4 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.
Islanders: 5-4-1, averaging 2.4 goals, 4.2 assists, three penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.
INJURIES: Islanders: None listed.