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New York Islanders @ Boston Bruins [Game 33 Thread]

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We’re all excited for this one, folks.

Boston Bruins v New York Islanders
Remember this game? Oof, this game was awful. No repeats, please.
Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

The Islanders take on the Bruins in Boston in one of the more anticipated match-ups in the NHL this season. The Islanders enter the game at 22-8-2 (46 points), while the Bruins enter at 21-7-7 (49 points), but having gone 1-4-2 in their last seven.

Two Eastern Conference titans, both of whom play similar, grind-it-out styles, doing battle on a Thursday night in December. No wonder NBCSN flexed it!

The Islanders appear to be maintaining their goalie rotation, giving Semyon Varlamov the start tonight.

Their lineup is mostly unchanged, the only swap being Tom Kuhnhackl in for Leo Komarov. Kuhnhackl will play his first NHL game since he got hurt in October.

This, meanwhile, is how Boston rolled out today.

If the Islanders can contain that top line, which is probably the best line in the entire NHL, they’ll stand a decent chance of winning.

Last chance for FIGs here.