The New York Islanders are coming off an embarrassing 8-3 loss to the Nashville Predators. They’ll have a chance to bounce back against the Boston Bruins in front of a national audience.
It’s been so far so good for the New York Islanders this season. Of course, they had a 17 game point streak earlier this season, and find themselves in second place in the Metropolitan division. However, their last game against the Nashville Predators was also their worst loss of the season.
Tonight they will have a perfect opportunity to bounce back and show Tuesday’s loss was a fluke. They’ll have this golden opportunity in Boston on NBCSN.
The Bruins have also played great hockey this season, finding themselves atop of the Atlantic division. The Islanders have not beaten the Bruins since January of 2017.
The Isles have been able to bounce back from losses fairly well under Barry Trotz. You know Trotz will have them ready to play in TD Garden tonight.
Islanders Time To Shine
Despite the success of last season, and so far this season, the Isles do not find themselves on National TV often. Tonight is the perfect chance to introduce themselves as the great team they are.
The Bruins have been great this season at 21-7-7. Recently they haven’t been playing well, having lost six of their past seven games.
The Isles, on the other hand, are 4-3-0 in their last seven. The Isles haven’t lost multiple games in a row since their west coast trip at the end of November. Digging a little deeper, the Islanders haven’t lost multiple games in a row in the eastern time zone since October when they lost to the Oilers and Hurricanes.
Tonight can prove to be a big night to silence the doubters. The Islanders are a good team and tonight it’s time to let the world know.