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New York Islanders at Boston Bruins [Game 52]

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The Isles have an eight-game points streak on the line.

New York Islanders v Boston Bruins
My name is Tuukka. I live on the second crease.
Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images

The Metropolitan Division leading New York Islanders take their eight-game points streak to Boston, where the Bruins are just three points (60) behind in the standings.

With the variability of the standings, this one could easily have wild card and/or playoff seeding implications come the end of the season.

Barry Trotz was coy about the lineup during his daytime media availability, but we know Tuukka Rask will be in goal for the Bruins, Robin Lehner for the Islanders.

Turns out, no changes at all:

Lee-Nelson-Eberle
Beauvillier-Barzal-Bailey
Dal Colle-Filppula-Komarov
Martin-Cizikas-Clutterbuck

Leddy-Boychuk
Pelech-Pulock
Toews-Mayfield

The Bruins return their same lineup from a victory over the Capitals, but they will apparently shake up their defensive pairs.

It’s Patrice Bergeron’s 1,000th NHL regular season game.

Game time is 7 p.m. EST at Fleet (non-enema)/TD/North/Bank of Some Sort Garden.