Boston 6, NY Islanders 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, March 31, 2012 1:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 46-28-1-3 23-13-1-2 23-15-0-1 W1
NY Islanders 33-34-7-4 16-17-4-2 17-17-3-2 L1

Recap


BRUINS 6, ISLANDERS 3: David Krejci scored twice and Brad Marchand and All-Star Tyler Seguin collected a goal and two assists apiece in the third period as visiting Boston moved closer to clinching the Northeast Division title.

Chris Kelly and Patrice Bergeron also tallied and Marty Turco turned aside 19 shots for the Bruins, who improved to 5-1-1 in their last seven games. Boston was unable to secure the title after Ottawa extended its contest into overtime. The Senators went on to post a 4-3 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday.

PA Parenteau tallied twice and Kyle Okposo netted his sixth goal in five contests for the Islanders, who saw their three-game winning streak come to an end and fell for the second time in seven matches.

With the game tied at 2-2, Marchand accepted a brilliant feed from Seguin before wristing a shot between the pads of Al Montoya at 3:13 of the third period. The tally was Marchand's 27th - and fourth in seven games.

Seguin provided insurance midway through the third period after his wrist shot floated past Montoya. The tally was Seguin's 27th as well.

Parenteau trimmed the deficit back to one after sliding the puck past Turco with 5:07 left in the third, but Bergeron and Krejci tallied 24 seconds apart to seal the win.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kelly's tally gave Boston an NHL-best six 20-goal scorers this season. ... The Bruins won three of four this season and improved to 15-4-1 in their last 20 meetings versus the Islanders. ... Milan Lucic recorded his career-high 33rd and 34th assists ... Boston defensemen Adam McQuaid (facial laceration) and Dennis Seidenberg (leg laceration) did not play on Saturday.

Top Game Performances

Boston   NY Islanders
Brad Marchand 3 Points PA Parenteau 2
David Krejci 2 Goals PA Parenteau 2
Brad Marchand 2 Assists Matt Moulson 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Marty Turco .864 Save Percentage Al Montoya .778
Marty Turco 19 Saves Al Montoya 21

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Boston 27 6 0-1 2-2 9 36
NY Islanders 22 3 0-2 1-1 7 18

Upcoming Games

  • NY Islanders will play their next game at home against Ottawa . The Islanders have a W/L % of .424 after a win and .422 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against NY Rangers . The Bruins have a W/L % of .522 after a win and .688 after a loss.
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