Game Recap: Bruins vs Islanders

     What began as a pretty solid night for the Bruins certainly did not end that way, as the Bruins suffered a crushing loss to the Islanders 4-1 at the TD Garden.  The Bruins and Islanders both played a pretty solid 1st period with both teams getting some solid goal scoring chances.  The Islanders took the lead 6 minutes into the period.  After a crucial offensive zone turn over by the Bruins Matt Moulson cashed in on a feed by Jack Hillen for the 1-0 lead.  The Bruins had a great chance to make their mark on the game early with a 5-3 power play, however as the case has been lately they were only able to manage 5 shots on net during their 2 man advantage.  After the 1st period the Islanders led 1-0.

     The 2nd period started out strong for the Bruins, as they buzzed and created many solid scoring chances.  After Blake Wheeler, Patrice Bergeron, and David Krejci were all turned aside by "The Pride of UMass Lowell" Dwayne Roloson, Daniel Paille was finally able to cash in.  With David Krejci working the puck strongly against John Tavares, Paille snuck to the net and tucked in a backhand off a the dish by Krejci.  Unfortunately for the Bruins the lead didn't last long.  With the 2nd period winding down, Tuukka Rask handled the puck behind the net, he tried to pass it up the boards to Zdeno Chara, however the puck bounced right to RIchard Park, he fed Matt Moulson in front for his 2nd goal of the night and a 2-1 Islander lead.

     The 3rd period went much as the 2nd did.  Only 2 minutes into the 3rd the Islanders and John Tavares struck again.  John Tavares fired the puck on net, as it went towards it deflected off Matt Hunwick to put the Islanders up 3-1.  With just under a minute left in the game Trent Hunter would put the exclamation point on the win for the Islanders and make it 4-1. 

 

My 3 Stars of the Night

1)Dwayne Roloson - he was very solid and made big stops when he needed to.

2) Richard Park - he had 3 helpers tonight and was around the puck seemingly all night.

3) David Krejci - looked fantastic tonight, the lone bright spot for the Bruins, was flying all over the ice.

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