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Bruins 6, Islanders 2

Moulson and Grabner each have a goal and an assist, but Isles fall in Boston

Monday, 11.07.2011 / 10:21 PM / News
By Dyan LeBourdais
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Bruins 6, Islanders 2
The Islanders trailed by one goal headed in to the third period but dropped a 6-2 loss to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Monday night. Tyler Seguin scored what would be the game winner at 14:07 of the first.

“They had more zone time than us because we didn’t execute our breakout,” Islanders Head Coach Jack Capuano said. “We were lazy going back for pucks, all five guys, and we had no execution of breaking the puck out of our own end. What happens is, they’re in your end, you get tired and they had some good, constant motion in the offensive zone and they had some chances… (We didn’t do) enough to beat a team like that.”

We have to bring it every night for 60 minutes, shift by shift and save by save. These are unbelievable teams, the defending Stanley Cup Champs getting back on a roll at home, so we have to be ready. They brought their game, we have to match that level. - Al Montoya
The Islanders first game of a three-game road trip, began with a tic-tac-toe scoring play by the Bruins. With a breakdown in the Isles defensive zone, winger Beniot Pouliot put the puck passed Evgeni Nabokov at 1:32. Matt Moulson evened the score at 5:52 as he redirected Steve Staios’ shot from the point through the slot to go high glove side on goaltender Tuukka Rask.

Nabokov then gave up a rebound off a Zdeno Chara shot from the point, which Nathan Horton capitalized on the carom for his first point of the night at 13:38, a goal on the power play.

Twenty nine seconds later, Tyler Seguin scored from below the circle to Nabokov’s left as he converts on a pass through the crease from Patrice Bergeron. With the Bruins third goal in under 15 minutes of play, Capuano sent Al Montoya in to relive Nabokov who was playing in his first game after a lower body injury he sustained on Oct. 27th in Pittsburgh.

“We have to bring it every night for 60 minutes, shift by shift and save by save,” Montoya said. “These are unbelievable teams, the defending Stanley Cup Champs getting back on a roll at home, so we have to be ready. They brought their game, we have to match that level.”

Tyler Seguin fights for the puck in front of the net against Al Montoya and Steve Staios at the TD Garden on November 7, 2011. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Michael Grabner closed the gap 3-2 as he backhanded and knocked the puck out of the air on the blue line down to John Tavares, who skated with the puck through the slot before sending the puck back to Grabner for a top shelf goal at 18:36.

Montoya stood on his head making some significant saves to keep the second period scoreless.

Early in the third period, Staios’ shot accidentally hit Daniel Paille square in the face, injuring the Bruins forward. Boston rallied behind their injured teammate, scoring a set of goals in 49 seconds; Milan Lucic scored at 4:34, Horton got his second of the night at 5:23.

“You can’t give up two quick ones like that,” Brian Rolston said. “It’s 3-2, if we play solid we’re going to get back into the game, but we gave up a couple of mistakes and that line (Lucic-Krejci- Horton) is going to make you pay.”

David Krejci capped it off with an empty net goal at 17:12.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 46 21 24 -2 45
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 46 8 25 16 33
B. Nelson 46 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 46 9 16 4 25
J. Boychuk 36 4 18 15 22
J. Bailey 34 8 13 8 21
N. Leddy 46 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 46 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 40 13 5 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 25 9 0 .910 2.41
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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