Bruins look to continue recent success against Islanders

The New york city Islanders appeared like heavyweight competitors in the season opener just to be knocked out in brief order 2 days later on.

The Islanders goal to get themselves off the mat Monday when they host the Boston Bruins in Uniondale, N.Y.

Coach Barry Trotz’s charges travelled to a 4-0 romp over the New york city Rangers on Thursday prior to their competitors put them on business end of a 5-0 shellacking at Madison Square Garden. Goalie Semyon Varlamov sustained an injury in warmups prior to Saturday’s loss, causing the surprise NHL launching of Ilya Sorokin — and all of it went downhill from there.

While Trotz did not offer an upgrade on Varlamov after the video game, he did assess the Rangers scoring 4 of their 5 objectives off turnovers and his group’s 9 charges functioning as a significant deterrent for any resurgence quote.

“The first four goals are all stuff that we did,” Trotz stated. “Turnovers, bad plays, poor execution. We were junk.”

Trotz especially differed with top-line center Mathew Barzal devoting 3 offensive-zone charges.

“That can’t happen. That’s a sin to me,” Trotz stated of Barzal, who signed a three-year, $21 million agreement previously this month.

Barzal tape-recorded team-leading overalls in helps (41) and points (60) last season and had 12 and 17, respectively, throughout the Islanders’ playoff go to the Eastern Conference last.

The 23-year-old gathered 2 objectives and a help in 3 conferences with Boston last season.

The Islanders have actually struggled strongly versus the Bruins of late, publishing a 1-7-2 record in the last 10 conferences. The only success because stretch was a 3-2 shootout win in Boston on Dec. 19.

The Bruins were 2 seconds far from reaching the shootout round on Saturday afternoon prior to permitting an overtime objective in a 2-1 roadway loss to the New Jersey Devils. Captain Patrice Bergeron had a help in Boston’s 3-2 shootout win over New Jersey on Thursday prior to scoring the only objective 2 days later on.

“It’s a work in progress,” Bergeron stated. “You’re trying to work on a lot of things, the system, and make sure you jell as a team. It’s early in the year. You take the three out of four (points) but you always expect more and expect to be better.

“I believe dealing with our consistency is gonna be something (essential) and benefiting 60 minutes, that’s what you require in this league.”

Bergeron scored in overtime of a 3-2 win versus the Islanders on Jan. 11, 2020. The four-time Selke Prize recipient has 21 objectives and 34 points in 47 profession encounters versus the Isles.

Tuukka Rask sports a sterling 17-5-1 record with a 1.88 goals-against average and .937 save portion in 24 profession video games versus New york city. Among his 2 nothings versus the Islanders can be found in a 25-save efficiency in a 4-0 win last Feb. 29.

Jaroslav Halak, who played with the Islanders from 2014-18, made 29 conserves for Boston on Saturday.

–Field Level Media

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.