Boston 6, NY Islanders 3

Monday, January 27, 2014 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 33-15-0-3 19-5-0-2 14-10-0-1 W3
NY Islanders 21-26-4-4 8-11-4-4 13-15-0-0 L3


Bruins 6, Islanders 3: Brad Marchand collected a goal and three assists and joined linemates Reilly Smith and Patrice Bergeron in extending their respective point streaks to six games as visiting Boston improved to 4-0-1 in its last five contests.

Bergeron and Smith each recorded one goal and one assist and captain Zdeno Chara also tallied for his 500th career point with a goal. Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson each scored and Chad Johnson turned aside 34 shots for the Bruins, who salvaged the regular-season series finale versus New York and moved past idle Tampa Bay into sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Division.

Kyle Okposo collected a goal and two assists to extend his point streak to six games and Michael Grabner scored and set up a tally for New York. Frans Nielsen added his career-high 18th goal for the Islanders, who saw their three-game winning streak versus Boston come to an end.

Soderberg seized a 4-3 lead for the Bruins with 33 seconds left in the second period after gaining a step on New York defenseman Thomas Hickey along the right-wing boards before cutting in and lifting a shot over Kevin Poulin (30 saves). Bergeron doubled the advantage 2:17 into the third after converting Marchand's centering feed in the slot while falling to the ice.

Boston claimed 2-1 lead at 4:50 of the second period as Marchand tapped home Bergeron's diagonal pass before Okposo set up Grabner for a one-timer 3 1/2 minutes later. Smith scored from the doorstep at 12:21 to regain the advantage for the Bruins before Okposo converted a two-on-none breakaway with Grabner nearly three minutes later.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Marchand collected seven goals, five assists and Smith scored two goals and set up five others during his stretch. Bergeron has four goals and six assists on his streak. ... New York D Lubomir Visnovsky returned to lineup after being sidelined on Oct. 19 with a concussion. ... Islanders G Evgeni Nabokov (one save) was activated from injured reserve earlier on Monday and relieved Poulin after Chara's soft wrist shot from the point found its way home at 8:12 of the third period. ... Okposo, who has collected four goals and seven assists during his point streak, has recorded three-point performances in all three games versus Boston this season.

Top Game Performances

Boston   NY Islanders
Brad Marchand 4 Points Kyle Okposo 3
Brad Marchand 1 Goals Kyle Okposo 1
Brad Marchand 3 Assists Kyle Okposo 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Chad Johnson .919 Save Percentage Evgeni Nabokov 1.000
Chad Johnson 34 Saves Kevin Poulin 30

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Boston 37 6 0-2 5-5 10 27
NY Islanders 37 3 0-5 2-2 4 43

Upcoming Games

  • NY Islanders will play its next game at home against NY Rangers. The Islanders have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .394 after a loss.
  • Boston will play its next game at home against Florida. The Bruins have a W/L % of .576 after a win and .778 after a loss.
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