David Pastrnak parked in nine-game scoring slump

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Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak.

By Fluto Shinzawa Globe Staff 

NEW YORK – David Pastrnak enters tonight’s game against the Islanders without a goal in his last nine appearances. It is an extended streak for any player, but especially so for a No. 1 right wing riding shotgun with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron.

“I haven’t taken notice of it that much, because the team’s playing well,” Bruce Cassidy said. “We’re getting secondary scoring. Generally, I have noticed he’s turned down some opportunities to shoot. Tough to tell a creative player when the right time is. He’s a guy who’s scored goals in this league. So hopefully he recognizes sometimes simpler is better when you’re in a slump.”


The Bruins will roll the same lineup as they did in their 5-0 thrashing of the Senators on Saturday.

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Tonight’s projected lineup:


Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk-David Krejci-Ryan Spooner

Danton Heinen-Riley Nash-David Backes


Tim Schaller-Sean Kuraly-Noel Acciari


Zdeno Chara-Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug-Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk-Kevan Miller


Tuukka Rask


Anton Khudobin 

Islanders at a glance

 When, where: Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.

 TV, radio: NESN, WBZ-FM (98.5).

 Goals: Anders Lee 24, John Tavares 21, Mathew Barzal 13, Jordan Eberle 13.

 Assists: Josh Bailey 38, Tavares 28, Barzal 23.

 Goaltending: Jaroslav Halak (11-10-2, 3.15 GAA), Thomas Greiss (9-5-2, 3.82 GAA).

 Head to head: This is the second of three meetings. The Bruins won the first, 3-1, Dec. 9.

 Miscellany: The Islanders are second in the NHL with 134 goals, but have given up the second-most (138) . . . Bailey is tied for the league lead in assists . . . The Islanders went 5-8-2 in December . . . Former Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk is sidelined with a lower-body injury.

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