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Dan Hunter 16 Apr 2021
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New York Islanders @ Boston Bruins Tips


The New York Islanders will take on the Boston Bruins in an NHL East Division regular-season game on Saturday, April 17. This will be the 7th meeting of 2021 between the Islanders and the Bruins, with New York leading 5-1. The Islanders are currently second in the NHL East Division, second only to the Washington Capitals. 

New York have 58 points from 43 games, while Washington have 60 from 44. Should New York defeat Boston on Saturday and other results go their way, they will be top of the East Division over the weekend. However, despite their 5-1 season lead over Boston, the Bruins defeated them on Friday 4-1, their second straight win.

The Boston Bruins are currently fourth in the East Division, with 52 points from 41 games. The Bruins are one of the legendary names in the National Hockey League with six Stanley Cup wins, most recently in 2011. The New York Islanders are themselves four-time Stanley Cup winners. New York won all four of their trophies during their golden era of the 1980s.

I’m backing the New York Islanders to continue their pursuit of top-spot in the table, the playoffs and even a maiden Staley Cup with a win over the LA Bruins on Thursday. 

  • New York 2nd in NHL East Division 
  • New York are 27-16 this season 
  • Bruins 4th in NHL East Division
  • Bruins 23-18 this season 

Head to Head


The New York Islanders and the Boston Bruins have played each other a total of 57 times, with Boston leading this head-to-head 36-21. In their last 12 matches covering the last three seasons including 2021, the score is tied at 6-6.  Their most recent meeting on Friday (April 16) finished 4-1 to Boston. 

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The New York Islanders are currently second in the NHL East Division with 27 wins and 16 defeats. New York have 58 points from 43 games, leaving them just two points behind table toppers the Washington Capitals. Right behind Islanders third place are the Pittsburgh Penguins 57 points, with the Boston Bruins five points further back.

Friday’s defeat against the Bruins was only New York’s second in their last seven matches. As they had previously beaten Boston five consecutive times, it was something of an upset. Boston struck twice in the opening period, and while New York pulled a goal back in the second, Boston finished it with two strikes in the third period for a comprehensive 4-1 victory.

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While still a good team, the 2021 version of the Boston Bruins lacks the relentlessly consistent of previously great Bruins sides. Boston are fourth in NHL East Division with a record of 33 victories against 18 defeats for a total of 52 points. Boston have won six of their last 10 games, including the last two in which they have beaten the Buffalo Sabres via an overtime shootout, and on Friday the New York Islanders 4-1.

Outstanding for the Bruins this season has been Brad Marchand, the 32-year-old from Halifax, Nova Scotia, who despite standing just 5’9” and weighing 180 lbs leads Boston’s stats for points (50) in total goals this season (21) and assists (29). Some experts rate Marchand as the best winger in the NHL. Also outstanding for the Bruins this season has been Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak, both of whom have hit 16 goals each.

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Verdict

The New York Islanders and the Boston Bruins have won 10 Stanley Cups between them, and the NHL will only benefit from having legendary teams like these two competing in the playoffs should they both get there.

However, I’m backing the Boston Bruins to repeat their excellent win over the New York Islanders on Friday with a similar performance on Saturday. I’m picking Boston to win a game featuring around six goals, with the amazing Brad Marchand as my pick for Anytime Goal scorer.
Best Bet: Boston Winner @100.00 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Best Bet: Over 5.5 Total Goals @138.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Brad Marchand Anytime Goal Scorer @200.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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