The New York Islanders are taking on the Boston Bruins tonight, the last time the Isles beat the Bruins things were very different.
What if I told you the last time the New York Islanders beat the Boston Bruins Jack Capuano was still coaching. Yes, the Islanders are 0-6-1 against the Bruins since January of 2017 which seems almost impossible.
Oddly enough the last time the Islanders beat Boston was Capuano’s last day as head coach. He got off to a 17-17-8 start, and the Isles decided to pull the plug on Cappy after seven seasons behind the bench.
It was definitely a bumpy ride for Capuano, who wasn’t all that loved by fans and for good reason. He likely should’ve been let go after 2013-2014, but the Isles decided to hang onto him for two and a half more years after that.
Anyway, the point I wanted to make was so much has changed since the Isles last beat the Boston Bruins. They lived through the Dougie Blowout era, they lost their captain and then received the best coach in the league.
Boston’s one of the more dominant teams in the league, sitting at third overall in the league while the Isles are currently in fifth. Honestly, the streak may continue tonight but you can’t argue that the Isles are in much better shape now than they were when they last beat Boston in January of 2017.
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