The New York Islanders (17-12-0) kick off their five-game road trip with a nightcap up in Boston against the Bruins (22-4-1). Puck drop is slated for 7 PM at TD Gardens.
The Islanders currently hold down the second wild-card spot in the East with 34 points and are 6-4-0 over their last 10 games. The Boston Bruins are 14-0-1 on home ice.
Palmieri has missed the last nine games for the Islanders but seems to be close to returning. Beauvillier was a game-time decision Saturday night after leaving Friday night’s contest in the first period with an undisclosed injury.
Both are game-time decisions.
Adam Pelech (upper-body, day-to-day) did not make the trip to Boston and will miss his third straight game.
Semyon Varlamov was the first netminder off the ice as he will make his 11th start of the season. He is 4-1-0 over his last five starts with a .920 SV%, a 2.42 GAA and an .889 HDSV%. In 24 career games against the Bruins, he owns a .926 SV%, with a 2.36 GAA.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS LINES (PROJECTED)
Anders Lee-Mat Barzal-Oliver Wahlstrom
Josh Bailey-Brock Nelson-Anthony Beauvillier
Zach Parise-Jean-Gabriel Pageau-Kyle Palmieri
Matt Martin-Casey Cizikas-Cal Clutterbuck
Robin Salo-Ryan Pulock
Alexander Romanov-Scott Mayfield
Sebastian Aho-Noah Dobson
BOSTON BRUINS LINES (PROJECTED)
Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Jake DeBrusk
AJ Greer-Pavel Zacha-David Pastrnak
Taylor Hall-Charlie Coyle-Trent Frederic
Nick Foligno-Tomas Nosek-Craig Smith
Hampus Lindholm-Charlie McAvoy
Matt Grzelcyk-Brandon Carlo
Derek Forbort-Connor Clifton
Tonight, the New York Islanders visit the Boston Bruins in the first of three matchups between the two clubs this season. It is the first of two
visits the Islanders will make to TD Garden in 2022-23.
These teams last met in Boston on March 26, when Brock Nelson and Zach Parise each scored, and Anders Lee recorded a goal and assist.
The Islanders enter tonight’s game with a 6-2-0 record against Eastern Conference opponents since November 8. Tonight’s matchup is the first in a five-game road trip for the Islanders, the longest in their schedule this season.
DRAFTKINGS BETTING CORNER
Do you think the New York Islanders will beat the Boston Bruins? You can get the Islanders at ++180 & -140 on the reverse puck line. The Bruins come in at -210, +120 on the puck line.
The over for the contest is 6 at +105, with the under at -125.
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HOW TO WATCH
Tuesday’s contest will be available on MSGSN. On the radio dial, the game can be heard on 1050 AM ESPN, 88.7 FM WRHU, and 103.9 FM LI News Radio