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Tuukka Rask gets ready for the Boston Bruins' game against the Ottawa Senators. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)

Here’s your Bruins-Islanders preview as the B’s look to keep their recent hot streak going against the scuffling New York Islanders.

The Bruins hit the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday with a 15-3-2 record in their last 20 games. Conversely, the Isles posted an 11-9-2 record in that same span. Even worse, their last 15 games sport an ugly 5-8-2 record.

Unfortunately for fans of former Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk, he’s likely out until mid-January with a lower body injury and won’t suit up Tuesday. However, ex-Bruins blue liner Dennis Seidenberg could be in the lineup.

Bruins-Islanders: David Krejci hopes to stay in the lineup permanently from here on out. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

David Krejci of the Boston Bruins reacts after scoring against the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden on March 21, 2017. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Bruins-Islanders: Things To Know

— David Krejci returned to the Bruins lineup on Saturday and scored a goal to go with an assist. He told NBC Sports Boston’s Joe Haggerty that he feels good and hopes to stay in the lineup for the rest of the season.

— As a result of Krejci’s return, the Bruins assigned winger Peter Cehlarik to Providence on Monday.

— Tuukka Rask starts in goal once again on Tuesday. He’s been the most productive goaltender in the NHL over his last 12 appearances dating back to Nov. 29. He leads the league in wins (10), goals against average (1.29), and save percentage (.952) in that span.

— Forward David Backes won the NHL’s Third Star of the Week award on Monday. He scored three goals and six points in three games. And of course, the entire forward group of Backes, Riley Nash, and Danton Heinen has been excellent lately.

— Torey Krug responded well to his benching against the Capitals last Thursday. He logged two assists and a plus-1 rating against the Senators on Saturday.

Tune in to 98.5 The Sports Hub for Bruins-Islanders on Tuesday night, starting with pre-game coverage at 6:30.