Boston, New York square off with series tied 2-2

New York Islanders (32-17-7, fourth in the East Division during the regular season) vs. Boston Bruins (33-16-7, third in the East Division during the regular season)

Boston; Monday, 6:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Bruins -180, Islanders +152; over/under is 5


BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Bruins host the New York Islanders in game five of the second round of the NHL Playoffs with the series tied 2-2. The teams meet Monday for the 13th time this season. The Islanders won the previous meeting 4-1.

The Bruins have gone 33-16-7 against division opponents. Boston is 26th in the league with 33.3 shots per game and is averaging 2.9 goals.

The Islanders are 32-17-7 against the rest of their division. New York averages 2.7 penalties per game, the least in the league. Ross Johnston leads the team averaging 0.7.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brad Marchand has 69 total points for the Bruins, 29 goals and 40 assists. David Pastrnak has five goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Boston.

Mathew Barzal has 45 total points while scoring 17 goals and totaling 28 assists for the Islanders. Kyle Palmieri has five goals and two assists over the last 10 games for New York.

DURING THE PLAYOFFS: Bruins: Averaging 3.0 goals, 4.8 assists, 4.8 penalties and 10.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game with a .928 save percentage.

Islanders: Averaging 3.2 goals, 5.1 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .930 save percentage.

INJURIES: Bruins: Ondrej Kase: out for season (upper body), Brandon Carlo: day to day (undisclosed), Kevan Miller: out (undisclosed).

Islanders: Ross Johnston: out (undisclosed), Oliver Wahlstrom: day to day (lower body).




The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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