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DiPietro to start for Isles, Boston ready to react to Monday's loss

 Rick DiPietro will start in net tonight for the Islanders in his hometown of Boston. DiPietro's last appearance was  March 30, a 3-2 loss against New Jersey.


Tim Thomas appears to be the starter for the Bruins.


After the Bruins' stunning implosion Monday, Islanders coach Jack Capuano said he expects the Bruins to come out tonight "as hard as any team we've seen this year."

The goal, Capuano said, was to match their intensity.

With three games remaining, Capuano also said he wants to see his guys relish their last nine periods of play together, show the passion he knows they are capable of playing with...


Bruins coach Claude Julien said his team has endured the requisite disappointment and shock following Monday's meltdown. Now it's time for them to respond:

"The guys got the message. Now it's time for them to react."


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