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Islanders host Bruins

December 12, 2009

John Tavares has four goals in the Isles last two games

@ Nassau Coliseum:  Uniondale, New York

New York Islanders (11-13-7, 29 pts)

vs.

Boston Bruins (16-9-5, 37 pts) 

Game time: 7:00 pm

TV: MSG Plus 2

News and Notes:  Boston tries to earn at least one point for the 10th time in 11 games Saturday night. The Bruins have gone 10-2-3 while scoring 3.1 goals per game in their last 15 outings.  Tuukka Rask stopped 32 shots in their last game to improve to 6-0-1 in eight appearances since his last regulation loss, 4-1 to the Islanders (11-13-7) on Nov. 16.Boston has split two meetings with New York, winning 4-3 in a shootout Oct. 10. This will be the Bruins’ first visit to Nassau Coliseum, where they’ve won three straight following a 10-game winless streak (0-5-1 with four ties).  The Islanders have given up 13 goals in losing their last three, ending a 1-4-0 road trip with a 3-2 defeat to Toronto on Wednesday night.   Apparently Tim Jackman’s hip pointer injury was more serious than initially anticipated. He is no longer day-to-day, but rather listed as out 1-2 weeks.  Sean Bergenheim is still out 1-2 weeks with a rib injury.  Finnish forward Jesse Joensuu has been called up and will be at practice tomorrow.  Joensuu, a 2nd round pick in 2006, has 5 goals and 11 assists in 28 games for Bridgeport

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