Boston Bruins (11-3-2, first in the East Division) vs. New York Islanders (9-6-3, fourth in the East Division)
Uniondale, New York; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders host Boston after David Pastrnak scored three goals in the Bruins' 7-3 victory over the Flyers.
The Islanders are 9-6-3 against the rest of their division. New York has given up nine power-play goals, killing 80% of opponent chances.
The Bruins are 11-3-2 against the rest of their division. Boston is 10th in the league recording 8.4 points per game, averaging 3.1 goals and 5.4 assists.
In their last meeting on Feb. 13, New York won 4-2. Jean-Gabriel Pageau recorded two goals for the Islanders.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders with 15 points, scoring six goals and registering nine assists. Josh Bailey has seven assists over the last 10 games for New York.
Pastrnak leads the Bruins with nine goals and has 14 points. Patrice Bergeron has nine assists over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 6-2-2, averaging 2.8 goals, five assists, 2.6 penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .927 save percentage.
Bruins: 7-2-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.6 assists, 4.3 penalties and 10.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .907 save percentage.
INJURIES: Islanders: None listed.
Bruins: David Krejci: day to day (lower body), Ondrej Kase: out (upper body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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