Boston 4, NY Islanders 2

Friday, January 25, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Islanders 2-2-0-0 1-1-0-0 1-1-0-0 L1
Boston 3-0-1-0 3-0-0-0 0-0-1-0 W1


Bruins 4, Islanders 2: Captain Zdeno Chara scored to snap a tie with just under 13 minutes remaining in the third period as host Boston recorded its eighth win in 10 outings versus New York.

Fourth-liner Shawn Thornton, Gregory Campbell and Patrice Bergeron all scored their first goals of the season for Boston. Rookie Dougie Hamilton added a pair of assists and Tuukka Rask turned aside 24 shots as the Bruins improved to 3-0-0 at home.

Keith Aucoin recorded his first career two-goal game and fellow Massachusetts native Rick DiPietro made his season debut and finished with 23 saves for the Islanders.

With the game tied at 2-2, the Bruins cycled the puck behind the net before Nathan Horton sent a centering pass to Chara in the high slot. The hulking defenseman hesitated before firing a wrist shot past a screened DiPietro for his first goal of the season.

Bergeron provided insurance with 6:27 remaining after accepting a cross-ice breakout pass from Hamilton before skating in and tucking the puck past the outstretched pad of DiPietro.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Claude Julien moved into a tie for third place on the Bruins' all-time coaching wins list. Julien and Don Cherry have 231 victories apiece. ... Boston went 0-for-3 on the power play to drop to 1-for-17 this season. ... Bruins D Dennis Seidenberg returned after a two-game absence with a lower-body injury. He had a team-high four blocked shots.

Top Game Performances

NY Islanders   Boston
Keith Aucoin 2 Points Dougie Hamilton 2
Keith Aucoin 2 Goals Patrice Bergeron 1
Colin McDonald 1 Assists Dougie Hamilton 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Rick DiPietro .852 Save Percentage Tuukka Rask .923
Rick DiPietro 23 Saves Tuukka Rask 24

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Islanders 26 2 0-3 3-3 13 23
Boston 27 4 0-3 3-3 23 36

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play its next game on the road against Carolina. The Bruins have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • NY Islanders will play its next game on the road against Winnipeg. The Islanders have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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