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Recap: Bruins 6, Islanders 3

Dylan Reese scores two in the first; Bruins charge back with a four goal third

Friday, 09.23.2011 / 10:25 PM / News
By Jesse D. Eisenberg
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Recap: Bruins 6, Islanders 3


Islanders defenseman Dylan Reese scored two goals in the first period and the Islanders took a 3-2 lead into the third, but Boston fought back with a four-goal third to earn a 6-3 win on Friday night at TD Garden.

Despite the somewhat lopsided final, Islanders Head Coach Jack Capuano was encouraged by the team’s first 40 minutes, which included a 2-0 lead after one period.

“I thought we got away from our game in the second half,” said Capuano. “The territorial battle at the start was ours, but then they started protecting the red line, getting pucks behind our ‘D’ and we turned the puck over.”

Filled with young prospects who were looking to make names for themselves, the Islanders roster had the the 2011 Stanley Cup champions on their heels early in the contest.

“When you come into a building like this, with some of the size of their forwards and some of the guys they dressed, it was a good learning experience and a good test for some of our young defensemen,” said Capuano.  “Overall I was pleased with a lot of guys.”

Goaltender Rick DiPietro stopped 20-of-22 shots faced in two periods of action, before watching the final frame from the bench.

“That first game’s always good to get under your belt,” said DiPietro. “Overall, I think we played well. The first period was our best period – It’s definitely something we can build on.”

Reese drew first blood just 1:08 into the game; Jeremy Colliton forced a turnover behind the Bruins net and dished to Reese for a one-time blast from high slot. The Islanders doubled their lead at 18:18, when a Justin DiBenedetto pass sent Reese streaking down the right wing. Reese beat Bruins goalie Tim Thomas with another a sharp-angle slap shot.

The Islanders escaped the first frame up 2-0, despite being out-shot 11-6, but Boston scored two goals in 1:04 during the middle frame. David Krejci put the Bruins on the board at 8:17 and Patrice Bergeron made it 2-2 at 9:21, finishing off a pretty wrap-around feed from Milan Lucic.

With time winding down in the middle period, Trevor Frischmon put the Islanders back on top, finishing a 2-on-1 rush by shoving home a rebound from Tomas Marcinko

Anders Nillson replaced DiPietro in goal to start the third period, and Dennis Seidenberg tied the game at 4:11. Brad Marchand’s goal with 11:43 remaining gave Boston its first lead of the game, and the Bruins added a pair of insurance markers from Johnny Boychuk and Rich Peverley at 15:14 and 15:00, respectively.

The Islanders return to preseason action on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Nassau Coliseum, when they faceoff against the New Jersey Devils at 7 p.m.

Notes:
Jeremy Colliton left the game in the first period with a groin injury.

To night’s Lineup:

Comeau-Bailey-Parenteau
DiBenedetto-Ullstrom-Haley
Pandolfo-Frischmon-Colliton
McNeely-Marcinko-Gillies

Staios-Mottau
Wishart-Reese
Donovan-de Haan

DiPietro
Nilsson

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 66 35 21 10 194 164 80
8 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
9 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
10 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
11 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 66 31 36 5 67
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 66 14 28 22 42
B. Nelson 66 18 20 8 38
F. Nielsen 66 11 26 13 37
A. Lee 60 22 13 14 35
J. Bailey 54 13 20 13 33
J. Boychuk 56 7 25 15 32
N. Leddy 66 9 19 17 28
T. Hamonic 56 4 21 16 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 34 13 1 .911 2.48
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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