Thursday, October 23, 2014

Islanders hang on for 3-2 win over Bruins

New York Islanders @ Boston Bruins recap, on October 23, 2014.
The Bruins once again didn't play a full 60-minute game and when you don't show up for most of the game, you usually lose. The Bruins wound up losing 3-2 to the New York Islanders as they didn't show up to the game until the third period which was exciting and nerve-racking to watch but it was too little, too late. Where was that effort earlier in the game?

More bad news, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara left in the first period and did not return to the game. Bruins coach Claude Julien didn't give any update on Zdeno Chara after the game. Some are suspecting that it is a left knee injury. Ex-Bruin goalie Chad Johnson stopped 30 of 32 shots against and got the win against his former team. Also former Bruin Johnny Boychuk didn't get any points in this game but was given a nice video tribute and the crowd chanted his name.

Quick game summary
In the first period, Islanders Frans Nielsen scored, making it 1-0 Islanders. Later, Bruins Milan Lucic scored his 1st goal of the season, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, Islanders Kyle Okposo scored, making it 2-1 Islanders. Later, Islanders Cal Clutterbuck scored, making it 3-1 Islanders.

In the third period, Bruins Chris Kelly scored his 2nd goal of the season, making it 3-2.

Game notes
Niklas Svedberg played in net and made 35 saves on 38 shots. Svedberg is now 1-2-0 with a 1.57 GAA and a .951 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 36-24. The Islanders led the game in shots 38-32, hits 25-24 and blocked shots 19-4. Both teams went 0-for-1 on the power-play.

Patrice Bergeron led the Bruins with 5 shots. Milan Lucic led the Bruins with 6 hits. Adam McQuaid led the Bruins with 2 blocked shots.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 4-5-0 with 8 points and are 5th place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Saturday, at the Toronto Maple Leafs (3-3-1), at 7pm ET.

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