Series (Game 4 of 4)

New York leads 4-0

Game 1: Tuesday, November 1st
Game 2: Saturday, November 12th
Game 3: Saturday, January 28th
Game 4: Saturday, March 11th

Islanders 3

(30-29-4, 64 pts)

Bruins 1

(25-29-10, 60 pts)

7:00 PM ET, March 11, 2006

TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

1 2 3 T
NYI 0 1 23
BOS 0 1 01

T. Thomas (Bruins - G): Saves: 42, Save Pct.: .955

R. DiPietro (Islanders - G): Saves: 32, Save Pct.: .970

T. Hunter (Islanders - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

NY Islanders (29-29-4) at Boston (25-28-10) 7:00 pm EST

NY Islanders (29-29-4) at Boston (25-28-10) 7:00 pm EST

BOSTON (Ticker) -- The New York Islanders likely will not make the playoffs this season, but they do get an opportunity to bring out the brooms Saturday when they try to sweep the Boston Bruins for the first time in franchise history.

New York never has won all of its games against Boston in its 34-year history, but has a chance following three previous wins this season by the combined score of 13-8.

The Islanders enter having posted three of their last four wins and five of their last nine via shootout. The trend continued Friday with a 2-1 triumph over Toronto as Rick DiPietro made 22 saves in regulation and overtime before turning aside all three shootout attempts.

DiPietro has won four straight games, posting a 1.41 goals-against average in that stretch. His lastest win came with the support of a goal by rookie Robert Nilsson in regulation and Miroslav Satan in the shootout.

Boston has dropped six of seven following Thursday's 3-0 loss to Montreal despite 38 saves from Tim Thomas.

Adding to the Bruins' problems, defenseman Nick Boynton will miss Saturday's game due to a one-game suspension for making an inappropriate threatening gesture to Mike Ribeiro of Montreal.