Bruins 6, Islanders 0: Chris Kelly, B's Cruise To Eighth Consecutive Win
Chris Kelly scored two goals and Tim Thomas had 23 saves as the Boston Bruins shut out the New York Islanders, 6-0, to increase their winning streak to eight games on Saturday afternoon at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
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Heading into the second intermission at Nassau Coliseum , it continues to be all Boston Bruins in this one against the New York Islanders.
After giving up three goals, Islander goal tender Rick DiPietro was pulled by head coach Jack Capuano and replaced by Anders Nilsson in net. The Bruins were able to warrant two power play opportunities off a holding penalty and a rare too many men on the ice penalty that sent Mark Streit and and Milan Jurcina to the box. Despite these chances, Nilsson has effectively kept the Bruins in check.
Bruins goalie Tim Thomas saw more action in the second period as New York had eleven shots on him, but no goals to show for it. With one period left, it’s still all B’s in this one.
Coming into Saturday Night’s matchup with the Islanders, the Boston Bruins were riding high on an eight game win streak. After one period of hockey in New York, the Bruins don’t appear to have missed a beat. They lead the Islanders 3-0, after the first intermission.
Center Patrice Bergeron got it started for Boston in the seventh minute by scoring his fourth goal of the season off assists from Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand.
Minutes later, Milan Jurcina of the Islanders set up a power play opportunity after he was sent to the box for holding. Forward Nathan Horton beat Rick DiPietro on the power play, knocking in his sixth goal of the season. Chris Kelly also got in on the action by knocking by knocking in his sixth goal of the season in the eighteenth minute.
The Bruins were able to execute thirteen shots on goalie Rick DiPietro with three goals while the Islanders have only managed two shots on Boston goalie Tim Thomas. With two periods to go, so far so good for the B’s.
The Bruins have a seven game winning streak going and the last time these two teams played, both were at the bottom of the Eastern Conference hole. Now, seven points below the Bruins, the Islanders are hoping to derail and steal a couple points from them.