Islanders face the Bruins in Eastern Conference battle
Uniondale, New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders and the Boston Bruins will play at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in a matchup of two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. New York is fourth in the conference and Boston is second in conference play.
The Islanders are 26-13-5 in Eastern Conference games. New York is last in the Eastern Conference shooting 28.6 shots per game.
The Bruins are 15-13-6 in road games. Boston averages 9.7 penalty minutes per game, the third-most in the league. Brad Marchand leads the team serving 92 total minutes. In their last meeting on Feb. 5, Boston won 3-1. Marchand recorded a team-high two assists for the Bruins in the victory.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 7-3-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.2 assists, 4.2 penalties and 10.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .908 save percentage.
Islanders: 6-4-0, averaging 2.6 goals, 3.9 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .923 save percentage.