Wanna blog? Start your own hockey blog with My HockeyBuzz. Register for free today!
 

Islanders face Bruins, looking to gain ground in competitive East Division

February 25, 2021, 5:42 PM ET [666 Comments]
Ben Shelley
New York Islanders Blogger • RSSArchiveCONTACT
Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20
Follow HockeyBuzz Islanders on Twitter: @HB_Islanders


The New York Islanders face the Boston Bruins tonight, coming off a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night.


The game against Buffalo was a fairly even game overall and a well-earned victory. New York wasn’t consistently controlling play but they were able to go through a good chunk of the middle of the game without giving up many chances.

It’s still early on but there looks to be some separation between the top five teams and the bottom three teams in the East Division. The Bruins are starting to pull away a bit and lead the division by three points but have played less games than a number of other teams. They’re certainly not a lock just yet but they are in a good position. Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington and the Islanders, on the other hand, are ranked second through fifth in the division and are a bit clustered together.

We knew the East Division would be very competitive and that’s certainly proving to be true so far. In a shortened season, games are going to matter more and more and that’s amplified when you’re facing a divisional opponent every game.

The Islanders need to capitalize against the Bruins, who will be without some key players due to injuries.



***NOTE: We've launched a HockeyBuzz Islanders Twitter account! For anyone interested, you can follow @HB_Islanders for updates on articles, Islanders news, etc.***

Are you happy with Nick Leddy's performance so far this season?
Yes
No
Don't feel strongly either way



OTHER ARTICLES FROM FEBRUARY:

Islanders fall to Flyers in overtime, losing streak extends to five games
Islanders vs. Sabres game postponed
Weekly Recap: Islanders Edition (February 8)
Semyon Varlamov picks up third shutout, Islanders beat Rangers 2-0
Islanders fall to Penguins in shootout
Islanders sign Robin Salo to entry-level contract
Weekly Recap: Islanders Edition (February 14)
Islanders beat Sabres 3-1
Ilya Sorokin picks up first NHL win, Islanders shut out Sabres
Islanders look to bounce back after loss to Penguins
Weekly Recap: Islanders Edition (February 21)
Join the Discussion: » 666 Comments » Post New Comment
More from Ben Shelley
» Weekly Recap: Islanders Edition (April 18)
» Islanders sign Collin Adams
» Islanders acquire Braydon Coburn from Senators
» Islanders sign Ken Appleby
» Analyzing the Islanders' trade for Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac