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New York Islanders vs Boston Bruins Preview

Boston Bruins

New York Islanders
32-15-3 January 27, 2014, 07:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum 21-25-8

Boston pays a visit to New York on Monday, hoping to shut down the Islanders snipers in hockey action at Nassau Coliseum.

New York battles the Bruins, currently with a 32-15-3 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 31-22-1 for the Islanders and 17-17-16 for the Bruins.

View Boston Bruins vs New York Islanders Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Islanders as 114 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Islanders rated this week at No. 9 and the Bruins sitting at No. 7.

New York lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Blues on January 25. Bettors who backed the Blues at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 13-ranked offense (2.85 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 17.98% rate while the Bruins have a 82.42% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Boston home to Florida, Tuesday, January 28th
New York home to New York, Wednesday, January 29th