NY Islanders 3, Boston 2

Saturday, March 3, 2012 1:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Islanders 27-29-6-3 14-14-4-1 13-15-2-2 W1
Boston 38-22-1-2 19-12-1-1 19-10-0-1 L1


ISLANDERS 3, BRUINS 2: John Tavares' goal with 4:39 left in the third period lifted New York past Boston, which lost starting netminder Tuukka Rask to a suspected leg injury.

Tavares, who came into the afternoon with just three goals in his last 15 games, tipped home a Matt Moulson shot past Boston netminder Tim Thomas for his eighth game-winner of the campaign.

Moulson and Tavares both enjoyed multi-point efforts as the Isles ended a three-game skid.

The Bruins opened the scoring at 15:10 of the opening period. With Josh Bailey in the box for slashing, a Joe Corvo backdoor pass eventually made its way to Milan Lucic, who fired a shot past Islanders netminder Evgeni Nabokov.

Bailey atoned for his penalty less than 2 1/2 minutes later, jousting home a cross-ice pass from Frans Nielsen for his fourth goal in the last three games.

A short time after Nabokov kept the score tied with a sensational left pad save on a David Krejci shot, the Bruins watched Rask go down for a save attempt before immediately crumpling to the ice. He was attended to by the team trainer and helped off by a pair of teammates.

The Islanders took immediate advantage of Rask's departure, as Moulson tucked the puck past Thomas at 15:35 of the middle frame with New York enjoying a man advantage.

Boston drew even at 7:29, as Tyler Seguin gathered a long pass from Zdeno Chara in the slot and ripped a shot past Nabokov. It was Seguin's second goal in as many games after the 20-year-old had gone the previous 10 without scoring.

: Nabokov made 32 saves while allowing fewer than three goals for just the second time in seven games. ... Nielsen added a pair of assists in the victory, his first multi-point effort since Feb. 4. ... The win was just the second for New York in its last eight encounters with Boston.

Top Game Performances

NY Islanders   Boston
Matt Moulson 2 Points Milan Lucic 1
Matt Moulson 1 Goals Milan Lucic 1
Frans Nielsen 2 Assists Zdeno Chara 1
Matt Moulson 1 Power Play Goals Milan Lucic 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Evgeni Nabokov .941 Save Percentage Tuukka Rask .917
Evgeni Nabokov 32 Saves Tuukka Rask 11

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Islanders 25 3 1-3 4-5 10 33
Boston 34 2 1-5 2-3 6 40

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play its next game on the road against NY Rangers. The Bruins have a W/L % of .513 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • NY Islanders will play its next game at home against New Jersey. The Islanders have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .436 after a loss.
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