Round 2 Preview: New York Islanders vs. Boston Bruins

The East was the “boring” division in the regular season, with five of the eight teams (including all four playoff teams) finishing below league-average in terms of 5-on-5 scoring chances for and above average defensively. So how fitting is it that the two most defence-focused teams in the division have fought their way to the first and last ever East Division Final?

What this series might lack in high-flying offence, it looks to more than make up for in tight, capital-P Playoff Hockey, with two quality goalies, stingy bluelines, and plenty of talent as well.

The Isles seem to thrive off of underdog status. They dispatched of the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games to start the playoffs, capitalizing on horrific goaltending to make up for getting drastically outshot. To think, people are count

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