BOSTON — The Islanders can’t win them all.
Patrice Bergeron celebrated his 1,000th career activity with a pair of ambitions as the Boston Bruins defeat the New York Islanders 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Peter Cehlarik also scored and Tuukka Rask stopped 28 pictures for the Bruins, who handed the Metropolitan Division-top Islanders their first regulation decline in far more than a few weeks.
Bergeron, just the fifth participant in Bruins’ historical past to engage in 1,000 games with the club, scored early in the 2nd interval and added an vacant-netter in the last moment.
Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak assisted on both equally of Bergeron’s ambitions.
Jordan Eberle scored for the Islanders and Robin Lehner completed with 24 will save as the Islanders’ run of eight straight games with a point arrived to an finish. The Islanders entered the activity with a 6–2 stretch due to the fact a 2-1 decline to the New York Rangers on Jan. 12.
Cehlarik broke a 1-all tie 6:34 into the third on a rebound after Lehner stopped Kevan Miller’s first shot. It was the third purpose of the year for Cehlarik.
Bergeron set the Bruins up 1- at 2:32 of the 2nd interval when he poked in the rebound after Lehner stopped a one particular-timer by Pastrnak but couldn’t handle the puck.
Pastrnak picked up his 2nd guide with 55 seconds left to engage in, foregoing a shot into an vacant web by leaving the puck for Bergeron to slap in after the Islanders had pulled Lehner.
Marchand served set up Bergeron’s first purpose with a crossing pass to Pastrnak, who obtained the shot on web and Bergeron was there for the rebound. Marchand skated out to retrieve the puck at the blue line and brought it back to Bergeron on his milestone night.
The Islanders tied it on Eberle’s ability-engage in purpose with 3:20 left in the 2nd on a wrist shot that obtained by means of Rask on the adhere facet.
The Islanders appeared to choose a 2-1 direct 4:52 into the third on a wrist shot by Cal Clutterbuck, but the Bruins challenged, believing Clutterbuck was presently across the blue line when Casey Cizikas brought the puck into the zone.
Supporters booed when they saw the replay and obtained louder as the assessment stretched past a couple of minutes. The boos turned to cheers when referee Chris Schlenker introduced the engage in was offside and the purpose did not rely.