Daily Buzz: November 2, 2013
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Tonight, the Bruins travel to Long Island to take on the new look New York Islanders. The Islanders made some noise last week as they traded Matt Moulson, a 2014 first round pick, and a 2015 second round pick to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forward Thomas Vanek. The former Sabre has one assist in two games with the Islanders.
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In case you missed it
Ryan Spooner was impressive in Thursday’s win over the Ducks after an early morning call-up says Anthony Travalgia.
Chris Chirichiello touches on how excited the Bruins are that the Red Sox are World Champions.
Know the enemy
The Islanders come into tonight’s game losers of four of their last six and have just five wins on the young season. With that being said, the Islanders can still be a dangerous team. Frans Nielson leads the Islanders in goals with eight, and points with 16. Behind him is the always deadly John Tavares who has 14 points on the season.
One of the biggest issues for the Islanders this season has been the play of their goalie tandem. Evgeni Nabokov and Kevin Poulin have allowed a combined 41 goals through 13 games.
Unless these two see each other in the playoffs, this will mark the second-to-last time the Bruins will play in the Nassau Coliseum as the Islanders are moving to Brooklyn next season to play in the Barclays Center.
Loui Eriksson has been cleared for contact. (CSNNE.com/Joe Haggerty)
Carl Soderberg scored his first career NHL goal in Thursdays win (Amalie Benjamin/Boston Globe)
After serving a 10-game suspension, Patrick Kaleta has been waived by the Buffalo Sabres (NHL.com)
Forbes.com has an interesting post on the most expensive NHL teams on the secondary ticket market.
Bruins projeted lines:
Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Jarome Iginla
Reilly Smith-Patrice Bergeron-Brad Marchand
Chris Kelly-Ryan Spooner-Carl Soderberg
Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara-Dougie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski-Dennis Seidenberg
Torey Krug-Adam McQuaid
Islanders proected lines:
Thomas Vanek-John Tavares-Kyle Okposo
Pierre-Marc-Bouchard-Frans Nielson-Josh Bailey
Michael Grabner-Peter Regin-Cal Clutterbuck
Brock Nelson-Casey Cizikas-Matt Martin
Andrew MacDonald- Travis Harmonic
Thomas Hickey- Matt Carkner
Matt Donovan-Radek Marintek
Tweets of interest
Chad Johnson was the first goalie off the ice this morning.
— Jamie Erdahl (@JamieErdahl) November 2, 2013
Happy Birthday Jordan Caron!
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 2, 2013