Bruins host the Islanders tonight.
This was the game that the DOY staff fought over not going not. Don't get us wrong -- we love going to any games we can, but if you have the option of seeing a vs. Capitals, Flyers, Canadiens game or a vs. Islanders game, the choice is pretty darn easy. Fists were thrown. The bond of friendship was tested. We survived.
And hopefully the Bruins will survive this trap game.
How bad are the Islanders? Well, they're worse than the Leafs and Devils for starters.
The big number is the goal differential for both teams. Bruins are a big positive; Islanders are huge negative. This is a huge plus for Boston, now that Mark Stuart is out for a while with a busted hand. Kampfer can try to get acclimated to the NHL regular season speed before a slew of big games over the next week.
Speaking of Stuart...
Matt Kalman over at the theBruinsBlog.net was the first guy we saw tweet this, several hours before everyone else. We just are too lazy to dig through the tweets to find it.
"It was sore," Stuart said of his hand last Thursday. "We took X-rays after Thursday's game and they were negative. So we just decided to see how it felt, then look at it in a couple days. It was sore, so I taped it up for Toronto and it wasn't feeling good. So we actually planned to get X-rays again after the game on Tuesday. My third shift, all I did was make a pass and it just caved in. It was just hanging on by a thread, I think." --Boston.com
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