POST-GAME REPORT: Boston 6, Islanders 2

Saturday, 09.24.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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POST-GAME REPORT: Boston 6, Islanders 2

By Kerry Gwydir

Penalties and inconsistent play riddled the Islander's effort Saturday night as they fell to the Boston Bruins, 6-2. Steve Stirling's squad dropped to 2-2 on their exhibition calendar and face the New Jersey Devils Sunday night at 8pm at the Continental Airlines Arena.

The Bruins opened the scoring just 2:31 into the game when Ian Moran flicked a shot from the top of the right faceoff circle and beat Wade Dubielewicz between the arm and chest protector. The Bruin's lead lasted to the midway point of the same period after Petteri Nokelainen drew a cross-checking penalty on Boston's Jiri Slegr.

That's when Robert Nilsson jammed home the rebound of Chris Campoli's point shot that was initially rejected by goaltender Hannu Toivonen's left pad. The Bruins' netminder originally robbed Justin Papineau moments earlier off a pretty passing sequence initiated by Alexei Yashin and Nilsson. Miroslav Satan, who played the point on this powerplay sequence, notched the secondary assist.

Special teams continued to be the story of the first 20 minutes of the game, and the Isles wound up on the short end of things when they were down two men for 1:24 with Ryan O'Marra and Joel Bouchard in the sin bin. While the Isles tried to survive that situation, Oleg Kvasha buried Brian Leetch with a cross-check in front of the Islander's cage with 24 seconds left on the two-man advantage.

The Bruins, who spent nearly all of the powerplay in the Isle's end, finally converted when Glen Murray ripped a one-timer over Dubielewicz's right shoulder with 6:11 to go and 24 seconds left on Bouchard's infraction.

Former Bridgeport Sound Tiger Ben Guite put the Bruins up 3-1 when Ryan Caldwell lost the puck in the neutral zone while skating up the ice. Colton Orr fed the puck up to Guite, who had a near breakaway and buried his shot past a sprawling Dubielewicz.

After Janne Niinimaa argued a penalty late in the first and was tagged an additional two minutes, Boston tallied another man-up goal when Eric Healey smacked home a centering feed from Ben Walter after a 2-on-1 developed in front of the Islander cage.

Murray notched his second of the game when he sprinted behind Bouchard to pot a backhander under Dubielewicz with 8:01 left in the second. Walter made a pretty feed between the Islanders' defense to allow Murray behind the defensive coverage.

Caldwell redeemed himself with 2:47 to go in the middle stanza when he ripped a slapper past Toivonen. A faceoff win in the offensive zone by Papineau earned the forward the lone assist on the goal.

After the Isles failed to convert a 5-on-3 in the opening moments of the third period, Boston's Walter extended his team's lead by snapping a top-shelf bullet under the crossbar. A giveaway deep in the Islander zone by O'Marra led to Thornton finding the Bruins' winger alone in front.

ISLANDERS
FORWARDS

(21) Robert Nilsson-(79) Alexei Yashin-(81) Miroslav Satan
(37) Mark Parrish-(12) Oleg Kvasha-(11) Mattias Weinhandl
(57) Blake Comeau-(67) Ryan O'Marra-(29) Petteri Nokelainen
(10) Sean Bergenheim-((47) Justin Papineau-(49) Eric Godard

DEFENSE
(77) Alexei Zhitnik-(4) Joel Bouchard
(44) Janne Niinimaa-(43) Ryan Caldwell
(2) Chris Campoli-(6) Bruno Gervais

GOALTENDERS
(34) Wade Dubielewicz
(30) Garth Snow

BOSTON
FORWARDS

(72) Ben Walter-(19) Joe Thornton-(27) Glen Murray
(40) Eric Healey-(37) Patrice Bergeron-(89) Zdenek Blatney
(83) Pat Leahy-(50) Ben Guite-(18) Ian Moran
(85) Tyler Redenbach-(47) Eric Nicklaus-(75) Colton Orr

DEFENSEMEN
(22) Brian Leetch-(45) Mark Stuart
(68) Milan Jurcina-(71) Jiri Slegr
(58) Kevin Dallman-(41) Andrew Alberts

GOALTENDERS
(33) Hannu Toivonen

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 76 34 40 -3 74
R. Strome 75 15 32 19 47
K. Okposo 54 15 31 -10 46
F. Nielsen 75 13 28 9 41
B. Nelson 76 18 22 9 40
A. Lee 70 23 16 12 39
J. Bailey 64 15 23 4 38
J. Boychuk 66 8 25 9 33
T. Hamonic 66 5 25 16 30
N. Leddy 72 10 19 15 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 35 16 2 .915 2.39
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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