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Winners of five or their last six, the Bruins (28-23-11) take their show on the road for seven straight games, beginning with this afternoon’s game on Long Island to face the slumping New York Islanders. The seven-game roadie marks the longest road trip since the ’03-’04 season for the B’s.
Boston is coming off a 3-2 shootout win Thursday over Toronto that marked their first win at the Garden in 2010. The Bruins hadn’t won on Causeway St. since late December. Tim Thomas, in his first start in over a month, led the way with 24 saves in the game, followed by three key saves in the shootout to seal the deal. Miroslav Satan powered the offense, with a goal and an assist in regulation, followed by the only goal in the shootout.
The Islanders’ ship has sunk as of late, losing 10 of their last 13 to sink into a tie for 12th in the East with Florida. They’re coming off a tough 6-3 loss to Atlanta on Thursday, where the Thrashers opened the game with four first period goals, knocking starter Dwayne Roloson out of the game early.
So now, let’s get this show on the road and hit you with some game notes, leading into the Saturday matinee on the Island…