The Bruins return home and look to keep the momentum going from their two-game road trip.
Thursday’s win wasn’t perfect, but the Bruins may be able to get back on track in some areas with the return of Jake DeBrusk to the lineup. Head coach Jim Montgomery confirmed the news Friday, adding that DeBrusk will slot into his usual top-line role with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron. To make room for DeBrusk on the roster, the Bruins assigned Jakub Lauko to Providence.
Linus Ullmark figures to get the start between the pipes in search of his 28th win.
Puck drop for Bruins-Islanders is set for 5 p.m. ET on NESN. Here are the projected lines and defense pairings for both teams:
BOSTON BRUINS (41-8-5)
Brad Marchand–Patrice Bergeron–Jake DeBrusk
Pavel Zacha–David Krejci–David Pastrnak
Taylor Hall–Charlie Coyle–Nick Foligno
A.J. Greer–Trent Frederic–Craig Smith
Matt Grzelcyk–Charlie McAvoy
Hampus Lindholm–Brandon Carlo
Derek Forbort–Connor Clifton
NEW YORK ISLANDERS (28-23-7)
Anders Lee–Bo Horvat–Mathew Barzal
Zach Parise–Brock Nelson–Kyle Palmieri
Josh Bailey–Casey Cizikas–Simon Holmstrom
Matt Martin–Andy Andreoff–Hudson Fasching
Adam Pelech–Ryan Pulock
Alexander Romanov–Scott Mayfield
Sebastian Aho–Noah Dobson