The Bruins can push the Islanders to the brink of elimination Saturday night.
Boston and New York play Game 4 of their second-round Stanley Cup Playoffs series at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday. The B’s took Game 3 in overtime to give them a 2-1 lead in the series.
While Boston’s forward groups will look the same, its defensive pairings will shuffle around a bit due to Brandon Carlo being held out after suffering an upper-body injury from a hit by Cal Clutterbuck in Game 3.
Puck drop is set for 7:15 p.m. ET. NESN will carry an hour of pregame and postgame coverage.
Here are the projected lines and defense pairings for both teams:
BOSTON BRUINS (2-1)
Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–David Pastrnak
Taylor Hall–David Krejci–Craig Smith
Nick Ritchie–Charlie Coyle–Jake DeBrusk
Sean Kuraly–Curtis Lazar–Chris Wagner
Matt Grzelcyk–Charlie McAvoy
Mike Reilly–Jeremy Lauzon
Jarred Tinordi–Connor Clifton
NEW YORK ISLANDERS (1-2)
Leo Komarov–Mathew Barzal–Jordan Eberle
Anthony Beauvillier–Brock Nelson–Josh Bailey
Kyle Palmieri–Jean Gabriel Pageau–Travis Zajac
Matt Martin–Casey Cizikas–Cal Clutterbuck
Adam Pelech–Ryan Pulock
Nick Leddy–Scott Mayfield
Andy Greene–Noah Dobson