BOSTON -- While the Boston Bruins figured out a way to win without their leading scorer Sunday, the New York Islanders continued their plunge in the NHL standings.
The Bruins, who won in the first of what looks like at least two games without David Pastrnak, host the Islanders on Tuesday night. New York has lost five in a row and fallen into last place in the Eastern Conference.
"There's a lot of fight in that room," Islanders coach Jack Capuano said after Sunday's 6-2 home loss to the Ottawa Senators. "When teams lose it, they start quitting, and they don't work, and there's no emotion. That hasn't happened with this group."