A pair of teams on the rebound will look to continue their upward momentum Monday night when the New York Islanders travel to Boston to take on the defending champion Bruins (7 p.m., Versus), with whom they are tied for last in the Eastern Conference on 10 points.
The Islanders (4-4-2) come into the first of three straight road games having just snapped a six-game losing streak Saturday against the Capitals. In that game, head coach Jack Capuano made some adjustments to his lines and saw immediate dividends from the Brian Rolston-Frans Nielsen-P.A. Parenteau unit. After his three-point performance Saturday, Parenteau's 11 points on the season are just one behind team-leader John Tavares.
The Bruins (5-7-0) are also on the uptick after a dismal start to their Stanley Cup defense. Boston has now won two in a row, including a 7-0 thrashing of the Toronto Maple Leafs on the road Saturday. The Bruins will hope to bring this complete team effort back to the States with them Monday evening.