Bruins Vs. Islanders Preview: B's Look To Clinch Playoff Berth

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 11: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins reacts after giving up a goal to Arron Asham #45 of the Pittsburgh Penguins (not pictured) during the game at Consol Energy Center on March 11, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the Bruins 5-2. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

The Bruins will look to clinch a Playoff spot, with a win over the New York Islanders.

The Boston Bruins will travel to New York on Saturday, with their sights set on clinching a Playoff berth, as they take on the Islanders.

The Bruins are penciled in to the second seed in the Eastern Conference, with no chance of catching the Rangers for the one seed, and four points up on the Panthers for the three seed, with five games remaining. They're four points ahead of the of the second place Senators in the Northeast Division and remain a single point away from clinching a Playoff spot.

Coming off a 3-2 loss to the Capitals in a shootout, the Bruins will look to get healthy against the Isles, who despite their record, have been playing very good hockey as of late. They've won three consecutive games, and five of their last six.

Boston holds a 2-1 series lead against the Isles this season, but New York won the team's last meeting, on March 3.

Puck is scheduled to drop at 1 p.m. EST.

For more Boston Bruins coverage, visit our team page and blog, Stanley Cup of Chowder.

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