These teams know each other well. They know what they need to do to
win increase their odds of success in what has been largely been a coin flip through three games, the last two going to overtime.
The Islanders expect to field the exact same lineup for Game 4 at Nassau Coliseum, which has the special occasion of being a Saturday with daylong tailgating.
The Bruins are without Brandon Carlo, who appeared to suffer a concussion on a check from Cal Clutterbuck behind the Bruins net in Game 3. Jarred Tinordi is expected to fill his spot.
Not much more to say here: Get traffic in front, shut down that top line, shut down that other line, stay out of the box, get all the saves, etc. Perhaps get some other wingers an occasional look on the Barzal line, where Leo Komarov is limited by the Uncle Leo Ceiling.
But essentially, this is a series with no secrets to reveal.
If the Isles win, it’s evened up and a best-of-three just like the previous round. If they lose tonight, backs against the wall, season on the line, etc.
Let’s. Go. ISLANDERS.