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New York Islanders at Boston Bruins: Weekend march continues [Game #59]

After a comeback win at home last night, a difficult weekend continues with an early-evening start in Boston.

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The New York Islanders are in Boston, with one injury-forced lineup change from last night. Josh Bailey is out.

The story is familiar: The Isles wasted chances against non-playoff teams, so now this weekend is all the more important if they want to keep the thought alive that they could earn the right to become first-round playoff fodder.

Lane Lambert was not giving much out at the pre-game, including even acknowledging that Semyon Varlamov is starting. He did say he’d “like to see more out of Simon” Holmstrom:

Here are the Bruins:

Here are the Islanders, with last night’s combos intact except Ross Johnston steps in for Josh Bailey, who left last night’s game: