April 11, 2013

Tale of the Tape: Bruins vs. Islanders

By Jesse Connolly


John Tavares and Matt Moulson lead the way offensively for the Isles. (Getty Images)

Here's the Tale of the Tape for tonight's game between the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders: 

SEASON SERIES

Jan. 25 – NYI 2 @ BOS 4
Feb. 26 – BOS 4 @ NYI 1
Apr. 11 – NYI @ BOS

NEWS AND NOTES

STANDINGS

Boston: 26-9-4, 56 points (1st in division, 2nd in conference)
New York: 20-16-4, 44 points (2nd in division, 7th in conference)

TEAM LEADERS
BOS / NYI

GOALS: Brad Marchand (16) / John Tavares (24)
ASSISTS: David Krejci (22) / Matt Moulson (26)
POINTS: Brad Marchand (33) / John Tavares (42)

PLUS-MINUS: Patrice Bergeron (+23) / Visnovsky, Hickey (+6)
PIM: Milan Lucic (59) / Matt Martin (59)
SHOTS: Tyler Seguin (126) / John Tavares (133)
TIME ON ICE: Zdeno Chara (24:53) / Mark Streit (23:36)

WINS: Tuukka Rask (17) / Evgeni Nabokov (19)
GAA: Tuukka Rask (1.95) / Evgeni Nabokov (2.59)
SV%: Tuukka Rask (.928) / Evgeni Nabokov (.908)

ON A ROLL

Boston: Rich Peverley (4 pts in last 2 GP), Jaromir Jagr (4 pts in last 2 GP)

New York: Matt Moulson (4 pts in last 3 GP), Brad Boyes (4 pts in last 4 GP)

ICE COLD

Boston: Nathan Horton (1 pt in last 4 GP), Milan Lucic (1 pt in last 4 GP)

New York: Lubomir Visnovsky (0 pts in last 4 GP), Travis Hamonic (0 pts in last 4 GP)

OBSCURE STATS

Boston: Injured forwards Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand lead Boston with 20 points on home ice this season. Milan Lucic leads the B’s with 13 assists at TD Garden this year.

New York: John Tavares leads the Isles with 19 points on the road. Frans Nielsen leads the team with 12 assists in 18 away games.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR

BETWEEN THE PIPES
Boston: Tuukka Rask (17-6-4, 1.95, .928)
New York: Evgeni Nabokov (19-11-4, 2.59, .908)

PROJECTED LINEUP

Boston
Lucic – Krejci – Horton
Paille – Campbell – Jagr
Pandolfo – Kelly – Seguin
Caron – Peverley – Thornton

Chara – Hamilton
Ference – Seidenberg
McQuaid – Boychuk

Rask
Khudobin

New York
Moulson – Tavares – Boyes
Bailey – Nielsen – Okposo
Grabner – Aucoin – McDonald
Joensuu – Cizikas – Martin

Hickey – Visnovsky
MacDonald – Hamonic
Streit – Martinek

Nabokov
Poulin

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Email: jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com