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NHL On Tap: The Bruins try to extend their home point streak to 20

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The Bruins can extend the home point streak to 20

Two of the hottest teams in the NHL face off when the Winnipeg Jets visit the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; NESN, TSN3, ESPN+, SN NOW). The Bruins (25-4-2), who have been 4-0-1 in their past five games, could extend their home-game point streak to 20 games; They are 17-0-2. It was all clicking on the Boston team, which has the most points in the league (52), largest goal difference (plus 54) and ranks in the top three for goals, goals against, strong play percentage and penalty kicks. The Jets (21-10-1), who missed the Stanley Cup playoffs last season and are one point behind the Dallas Stars for the first time in the first division, have won three out of four and are tied 7-3-0 in their last 10 games. games. – David Satriano, Staff Writer

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The islanders are trying to overrun the rival Rangers

In an interesting schedule, the New York Islanders and New York Rangers will hold their last three regular season meetings on Thursday even though there are more than three months left in the 2022-23 season. The Islanders will be looking to sweep the season series from the Rangers when the two teams clash in bustling Madison Square Garden (7 p.m. ET; MSG, MSGSN, ESPN+, SN NOW). The Islanders (18-13-2) have allowed three goals in their previous two games against the Rangers, a 3-0 win on October 26 and a 4-3 win on November 8. The Rangers (18-11-5. ) snapped a seven-game winning streak with a 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, though coach Gerard Gallant said he thought his team “did a great job” despite the defeat. – Mike Zizberger, faculty writer

Carter would play 1,200 games in the National Hockey League and seek his 400th assist

Jeff Carter He is preparing to play his 1,200th NHL game and is one shy of 400 when the Penguins host the Carolina Hurricanes (7 p.m. ET; SN, TVAS, ATTSN-PT, BSSO, ESPN+). Carter was selected in the first round (No. 11) of the 2003 NHL Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. He has 821 points (422 goals, 399 assists) with the Flyers, Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets and Los Angeles Kings. He won two Stanley Cups with the Kings (2012, 2014). The Penguins (19-9-4) are looking to return the favor to the Hurricanes to end their seven-game winning streak with a 3-2 win in Raleigh on Dec. 18. Six-game winning streak and 12-game winning streak (10-0-2). Carolina won its sixth straight with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday when rookie guard Pyotr Koshtikov made 37 saves. Pittsburgh has won eight of its last nine with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers at home on Tuesday. Penguins forward Evgeny Malkin He had a goal that increased his point streak to nine games (three goals, 10 assists). – William Douglas, staff writer

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Thursday matches

Philadelphia Flyers at Toronto Maple Leafs (2 p.m. ET; TVAS, SNO, NBCSP ESPN+)

The Flyers (11-15-7) came to Toronto on the heels of a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday winning two of three. forward releases James Van Riemsdyk, who played with the Maple Leafs from 2012-2017, has seven points (three goals and four assists) in his past five games. straight ahead Michael Bunting He’s scored in four of his past five games with the Maple Leafs (20-7-6) and scored his 100th NHL point in Toronto’s 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

Carolina Hurricanes at Pittsburgh Penguins (7 p.m. ET; SN, TVAS, ATTSN-PT, BSSO, ESPN+)

This is the third out of four matches between the two teams this season. Carolina won each of their first two games, by a score of 3-2. Hurricanes goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov has won five straight games and is 8-0-2 in his past ten games (nine). Sidney Crosby He has seven points (three goals, four assists) in his past five games, including a goal and an assist in Pittsburgh’s 3-2 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday.

New York Islanders at New York Rangers (7 p.m. ET; MSG, MSGSN, ESPN+, SN NOW)

The 1-1-2 Islanders head to Madison Square Garden to wrap up their five-game road trip after losing 1-0 on penalties at the Colorado Avalanche on Monday. The Rangers’ offensive spur lately has been on top Vincent Troshekwho has nine points (two goals, seven assists) in five straight points.

Washington Capitals at Ottawa Senators (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, TSN5, RDS, NBCSWA, SN NOW)

D.C. (17-13-4) has gone 7-1-0 in the past eight and will look to extend its winning streak to three. This will be Washington Forward Alex Ovechkinfourth opportunity tying Gordie Howe for second on the NHL’s all-time goalscoring list with 801; He went without a goal in the last three matches. straight ahead Drake Patterson He has a nine-point streak (six goals and seven assists) for the Senators (14-16-2), who are down two straight after a four-game winning streak.

Winnipeg Jets at Boston Bruins (7 p.m. ET; NESN, TSN3, ESPN+, SN NOW)

aircraft forward Kyle Connor He has a 10-point streak (seven goals, 10 assists), as well as a defender Josh Morrissey (1 goal, 12 assists). Bruins forward to David Buster He can extend his point streak to 10 matches. He has 11 points (seven goals, four assists) in his past nine games and leads Boston in goals (21), assists (22) and points (43).

Seattle Kraken at Vancouver Canucks (10 p.m. ET; SNP, ROOT-NW, ESPN+, SN NOW)

Seattle (18-10-3), who will be looking to extend their winning streak to three games, has been leading a streak of Andrey BurakovskyAnd the Jordan Eberle And the Matty Benears, who collected 77 points (28 goals and 49 assists). The Canucks (13-15-3) have lost six of their past eight home games and haven’t won in the league at Rogers Arena since defeating the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on November 18.

Calgary Flames at Los Angeles Kings (10:30 p.m. ET; BSW, SNW, ESPN+, SN NOW)

straight ahead Elias Lindholm He’s been hot with eight points (two goals, six assists) in his past three games with the Flames (15-12-6), who have only lost twice in regulation in their last 10 games and will look to extend their winning streak to three. The Kings (18-12-5) are looking to win their fourth in a row, having outscored the opponent 10-5 in their last three games.

Minnesota Wild at San Jose Sharks (10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSCA, BSN, BSWI, ESPN+, SN NOW)

Wild (19-11-2) has won six straight and 10 of 12 (10-2-0). Defenseman Eric Carlson He has eight straight points (one goal, nine assists) for the Sharks (10-18-6), who lost three straight points (0-2-1).

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