NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Saturday, January 28th
(All times eastern)
New York Islanders (21-25-3) at Boston Bruins (21-21-8), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Boston Bruins shoot for their first four-game winning
streak of the season tonight, as they host the New York Islanders at TD
The Bruins have won three in a row with the latest victory coming Thursday
night against the visiting Washington Capitals. Marco Sturm scored with 8:40
left in the third period to give Boston a 3-2 win over the Capitals.
Brad Boyes had a goal and an assist and Tim Thomas made 32 saves for the
Bruins, who are 5-0-2 in their last seven games, all Thomas starts.
Patrice Bergeron contributed two assists in the win, while Boyes pushed his
point-scoring streak to five games.
Boston's last four-game winning streak came from March 9-16, 2004. The Bruins
have a pair of three-game stretches this season.
The Islanders, meanwhile, snapped a three-game skid on Thursday with a home
victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Miroslav Satan was the only player to
score in the shootout and he added a goal in regulation to lift New York to
the 4-3 win at Nassau Coliseum.
Wade Dubielewicz made 13 saves and stoned all three shooters he faced in the
shootout for New York.
Alexei Yashin registered a goal and an assist, Oleg Kvasha notched his seventh
goal of the season.
The Islanders are 10-13-2 on the road this season, while the Bruins are 10-9-4
New York has won both meetings with the Bruins this year, but those games were
on Long Island. The Isles are 0-3-1 (3 losses, 1 tie) in their last four trips
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