The Islanders conclude their five-game homestand with the fiercest opponent in the NHL this season: The Boston Bruins have only lost five regulation games, are torching most foes and are 7-1-2 in their last 10.
The big news for the Isles is two team debuts, one of them an NHL debut: William Dufour (wearing #14) on Mat Barzal’s wing, and Dennis Cholowski (wearing #7) making his debut with his fourth NHL team:
#Isles in warmups— Andrew Gross (@AGrossNewsday) January 19, 2023
Bailey-Barzal-Dufour (No. 14)
Cholowski (No. 7)-Pulock
Semyon Varlamov gets the start, opposite Linus Ullmark.
This one is televised on TNT in the U.S.