Boston Bruins vs. New York Islanders
The Boston Bruins (11-2-2) and the New York Islanders (8-10-1) face off this evening at Nassau Veterans Memorial Colliseum at 7:30 PM Eastern Time. The Islanders started off the season strong and fought the off the Bruins rough play into the 3rd period during their first meeting in Boston on January 25th. The teams were tied going after the 2nd period but the Bruins took hold of the 3rd almost immediately with a goal by the captain, Zdeno Chara followed by a goal to cap off the win later in the period by Patrice Bergeron.
The Islanders have been brought back to reality as the other teams have put them in their place. (They are back the bottom 4 of the conference and tied with Winnipeg). It should be an easy win for the Bruins tonight. While they have one of if not the best power play kill in the league, their success on the power play had been dismal since recently. Their depth in scoring and assisting will make them difficult to beat.
However…the Islanders are starting their newly acquired goalie in his first game of the season, the krazy keeper Tim Thomas. With Thomas in net, this could actually be an entertaining game to watch.
Handsome Hockey Hotties: John Tavares, Dougie Brinkley, Tyler Seguin, Matt Moulson
Still, my money is on the Bruins winning 5-3
Beer of choice: Blue Point Pale Ale
This beer is consistently ranked as one of the favorites coming from the Long Island microbrews. Blue Point refers to it as their “All-American brew” and because the Islanders are most likely going to mauled by bears tonight (and a chunk of the proceeds go to Superstorm Sandy relief), crack yourself open a nice brew.