Bruins can take control in Game 4

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Some aspects of the 2nd Round appearance comparable to the Preliminary for the Bruins.

Naturally, they began on the roadway versus the Capitals, and they divided Games 1 and 2 in the house versus the Islanders. However, they began the series connected 1-1 and won an overtime in Video game 3, so there’s that.

Another similarity is Brad Marchand scoring timely goals all the time.

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Marchand’s off-angle goal caught Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov out of position and won the Bruins Video game 3 following an overtime loss on home ice in Game 2. Like the Capitals series, the first three games have been contested. Even as the Bruins took Game 1 5-2, the Islanders were in the game until the third period.

The Islanders had taken home ice away from the higher-seeded Bruins with their own strange overtime objective in Video game 2. Now, the Bruins have reclaimed it, with one more game on Long Island, which, could be yet-another final-game-at-Nassau-Coliseumn.

A Bruins win and 3-1 series lead would be tough for the Islanders to rebound from, especially if they take off late in the series like they did against the Capitals. The Bruins grew stronger throughout that series, as scorers found their routine and defenders got healthy.

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Brandon Carlo, who was injured in Video game 3, being out any amount of time is a hit, especially with Jeremy Lauzon struggling and a lack of depth on the bottom pair, and Kevan Miller‘s return in doubt for the postseason. Any more blows to the blue line are going to be costly.

The Islanders, in typical Islander fashion, haven’t demanded high-scoring video games, though, so that’s in favor of the Bruins, too. Anything can happen, as we’ve already seen with one 3-1 series this postseason, but that feels like too commanding a lead for the Islanders to overcome with the way the Bruins have actually been playing.

Of course, an Islanders win and a 2-2 series tie sets the stage for the potential grueling seven-game series that was projected for this matchup, and it’s a different story entirely. So while Video game 4 isn’t a must-win for the Islanders, it’s a video game the Bruins can use to springboard much like they did against the Capitals. They already have the blueprint in front of them.

SATURDAY’S NHL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

Video game 4: Hurricanes at Lightning, 4 p.m. ET (TB leads 2-1) – USA Network (livestream)
Game 4: Bruins at Islanders, 7:15 p.m. ET (BOS leads 2-1) – NBC (livestream)

SUNDAY’S NHL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

Game 3: Jets at Canadiens, 6 p.m. ET (MTL leads 2-0) – NBCSN (livestream)
Game 4: Avalanche at Golden Knights, 8:30 p.m. ET (COL leads 2-1) – NBCSN (livestream)

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Marisa Ingemi is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop her a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow her on Twitter @Marisa_Ingemi.

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