BOSTON -- The New York Islanders come to town with a 2-1-0 record after beating the Maple Leafs, 7-4, Thursday night in Toronto. The Bruins are 2-0-1 and Boston coach Claude Julien is expecting New York’s best effort Friday night at TD Garden.
“This is a young hockey team that has a lot of skill, obviously, up front,” Julien said after the Bruins' morning skate. Their back end also has some guys that can move the puck well -- not only that, but can shoot the puck very well, also.”
“They’ve had some pretty good goaltending since the beginning,” Julien said. “They’ve done a good job, they seem to have their guys playing fairly well. Watching the game last night, they’re certainly capable of scoring goals.”