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Boston 2, Islanders 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

Jason Lockhart - Website/Publications Coordinator

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Boston 2, Islanders 1
New York Islanders 1, Boston Bruins 2

BOSTON - The Islanders power play couldn’t get the job done and the Boston Bruins took the first game of the home-and-home series 2-1, Friday afternoon at TD Banknorth Garden.

Down 1-0 early in the third period, the Islanders received a 1:40 two-man advantage, but took hardly any shots. Then, with just over two minutes remaining in the third period and the Islanders trailing 2-1, they earned another power play on Bryan Berard’s end-to-end rush. But the power play failed to generate much offense as time expired.

"Our power play wasn’t clicking and we have to go back to the drawing board,” said Ted Nolan. “We were stationary out there and the confidence isn’t there. We’re holding onto the puck too long and it’s making it easy to defend against it. When things are struggling you squeeze the stick too tight.”

Tim Thomas picked up his eighth win of the season, stopping 25 shots. Rick DiPietro was solid in goal for the Islanders, but earned the loss, making 23 saves.

Glen Murray scored a power play goal and Glen Metropolit scored the game-winner mid-way through the third period to raise Boston’ record to 11-7-2. The Islanders drop to 11-8-0 and have lost two straight.

With 2:37 left in the second period, Murray gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead off of a nice feed from Marco Sturm with Boston on the power play.

Boston took a 2-0 lead on Metropolit’s slapshot at 12:41 of the third period.

The Islanders cut the lead to 2-1 on Mike Sillinger’s re-direction off Bruno Gervais’ pass less than three minutes later.

With time winding down, the Islanders put some pressure on Thomas, but could not get another one past him.

The Islanders and Bruins go right back at it tomorrow evening at 7 pm at the Nassau Coliseum.

Check out the Islanders TV game day tab for complete coverage of today's game.

There are still tickets to available to watch the Islanders and Bruins go head-to-head for the second time in two days.

To purchase individual game tickets, click here or visit the Coliseum box office, the Islanders Team Store at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville or call Ticketmaster at 631.888.9000.

We'll see you on Saturday at the Coliseum.

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Five Stars of the Game:

1. Tim Thomas: Lost the shutout bid late in the third period
2. Marco Sturm: A nifty pass on the Bruins power play goal
3. Mike Sillinger: A goal, +1, 68% on draws
4. Glen Metropolit: Game-winner
5. Andy Hilbert: Hit the post and played hard, +1

Stat of the Game:
Mike Sillinger has four goals and two assists in his past five games against Boston.

Slapshots: It was the first regulation win by the Bruins over the Islanders in their past 13 meetings…The Islanders are 1-for-23 on the power play over the past six games…Captain Bill Guerin was born in nearby Worcester, MA, while Rick DiPietro grew up in Winthrop, MA.

39 Rick DiPietro   
34 Wade Dubielewicz

32 Brendan Witt - 24 Radek Martinek   
14 Chris Campoli - 8 Bruno Gervais     
25 Andy Sutton - 4 Bryan Berard

26 Ruslan Fedotenko - 89 Mike Comrie - 13 Bill Guerin
11 Andy Hilbert - 18 Mike Sillinger - 7   Trent Hunter
20 Sean Bergenheim - 63 Josef Vasicek - 81 Miroslav Satan
12 Chris Simon - 10 Richard Park - 28 Tim Jackman

30 Tim Thomas
40 Tuukka Rask

33 Zdeno Chara - 44 Aaron Ward
41 Andrew Alberts – 6 Dennis Wideman
38 Bobby Allen - 45 Mark Stuart

 11 P.J. Axelsson – 91 Marc Savard -  27 Glen Murray
72 Peter Schaefer – 10 81 Phil Kessel - Brandon Bochenski
16 Marco Sturm - 13 Glen Metropolit  - 12 Chuck Kobasew
17 Milan Lucic - 56 Petteri Nokelainen - 53 Jeremy Reich
scoring summary
1st Period
2nd Period
PPG - Glen Murray (4) ASST: Marco Sturm (8), Marc Savard (18)
1 - 0 BOS
3rd Period
Glen Metropolit (4) ASST: Peter Schaefer (8)
2 - 0 BOS
Mike Sillinger (3) ASST: Bruno Gervais (7), Trent Hunter (5)
2 - 1 BOS
penalty summary
1st Period
Sean Bergenheim  Hooking against  Marco Sturm
2nd Period
Jeremy Reich  Fighting (maj) against  Tim Jackman
Tim Jackman  Fighting (maj) against  Jeremy Reich
Bruno Gervais  Hooking against  Marco Sturm
Bill Guerin  Hooking against  Chuck Kobasew
Dennis Wideman  Holding against  Miroslav Satan
3rd Period
Aaron Ward  Hooking against  Bill Guerin
Zdeno Chara  Tripping against  Richard Park
goalie stats
Rick DiPietro
Rick DiPietro
SA: 25TOI: 59:26
Saves: 23EV: 21 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .920SH: 0 - 0
Tim Thomas
Tim Thomas
SA: 26TOI: 59:30
Saves: 25EV: 23 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .962SH: 2 - 2 is the official Web site of the New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and are trademarks of New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P.  NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

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