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New York hosts Boston after Palmieri’s 2-goal game

February 16, 2022 GMT

Boston Bruins (27-16-4, fourth in the Atlantic) vs. New York Islanders (17-20-6, sixth in the Metropolitan)

Elmont; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins visit New York after Kyle Palmieri scored two goals in the Islanders’ 6-3 loss to the Sabres.

The Islanders are 10-12-2 in conference play. New York is last in the Eastern Conference shooting 28.9 shots per game.

The Bruins are 17-10-2 in Eastern Conference play. Boston averages 9.9 penalty minutes per game, the sixth-most in the NHL. Charlie McAvoy leads the team serving 42 total minutes.

In their last matchup on Dec. 16, New York won 3-1. Cal Clutterbuck recorded a team-high 2 points for the Islanders.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders with 31 points, scoring 11 goals and collecting 20 assists. Noah Dobson has four assists over the last 10 games for New York.

David Pastrnak leads the Bruins with 24 goals and has 45 points. Charlie Coyle has three goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Boston.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 3-7-0, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.6 assists, 2.4 penalties and 5.4 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with an .896 save percentage.

Bruins: 4-4-2, averaging two goals, 3.4 assists, 4.9 penalties and 12.1 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .903 save percentage.

INJURIES: Islanders: Semyon Varlamov: out (health protocols).

Bruins: Patrice Bergeron: day to day (upper body).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.