The New York Islanders and Boston Bruins are set to square off in a matchup that puts two of the Eastern Conference's best teams against each other. The Bruins are miles behind the Tampa Bay Lightning, but still hold and advantage over the Toronto Maple Leafs for the second spot in the Atlantic. The Islanders are tied with the Washington Capitals who will square off against the lowly New Jersey Devils tonight, so they likely need a victory to keep their footing tonight.
Robin Lehner is the likely starter tonight. Thomas Greiss will get some rest after being named the star of the week last week. He played both games of a back to back this weekend.
Casey Cizikas is back in, but surprisingly Tom Kuhnhackl is not out. Leo Komarov will get the scratch instead while Michael Dal Colle is still in the press box. No changes will be made to the defense.
UPDATE: Kuhnhackl out for Komarov - Trotz strikes again.
Game time is 7:00 P.M. E.S.T.