Mar. 31, 2012; Uniondale, NY, USA; Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the first period against the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Bruins 6, Islanders 3: Boston Scores Four In Third, Downs New York

David Krejci scored two goals and the Boston Bruins scored four goals in the third period en route to a 6-3 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY. Marty Turco had 19 saves.

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Bruins Vs. Islanders Final Score: B's Beat Isles, 6-3

The Boston Bruins will head back to the Playoffs to defend their 2011 Stanley Cup title. They defeated the New York Islanders by a final of 6-3 on Saturday, officially clinching a Playoff berth.

For the first two periods the game was tight, tied 1-1 after one and 2-2 after two periods. Then, in the third and final period, the Bruins turned it on, scoring four goals against the Islanders, en route to their three-goal victory.

Brad Marchand got the scoring started in the third with his 27th goal of the season, followed by Tyler Seguin, Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, who scored their 27th, 18th and 23rd goals of the season, respectively.

Neither team converted a power play opportunity and the Islanders managed only 22 shots against Marty Turco and the Bruins.

The Bruins will stay in New York to face the Rangers on Sunday.

For more Boston Bruins coverage, visit our team page and blog, Stanley Cup of Chowder.

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Bruins Vs. Islanders Score Update: B's, Isles Knotted At Two After Two Periods

One point away from clinching a Playoff berth, the Boston Bruins are tied with the New York Islanders are after two periods of play in Saturday's matinee at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York. Both teams have scored one goal per period, with the third coming up.

After neither team committed a penalty in the first period, things got back to normal in the second, with the Bruins racking up nine penalty minutes on three violations, including a major for fighting. Gregory Campbell and Micheal Haley got into it early in the second period, earning five minutes a piece. The Islanders were 0-2 on power plays in the period.

For the Bruins, David Krejci scored his 22nd goal of the season, while Chris Kelly netted his 20th. P.A. Parenteau and Kyle Okposo are responsible for the two Islanders' goals.

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Bruins Vs. Islanders Score Update: B's, Isles Tied 1-1 After First Period

Looking to clinch a Playoff berth, the Boston Bruins are tied the New York Islanders, 1-1, after one period of play. Both teams have attempted seven shots on goal, with each team connecting once.

Neither team has committed a penalty thus far, which is especially rare for the Bruins, who are among the top teams in the NHL in racking up penalty minutes. For the most part, the teams have played an even game, across the board. Both teams have seven hits and five and six giveaways, respectively. The only major discrepancy is the faceoff battle, where the Bruins have won 13 of 17.

The scoring came very late in the period for both teams. David Krejci of the Bruins scored with about a minute 50 left in the period, only to be answered by Islanders right wing, Kyle Okposo, 30 seconds later.

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Bruins Vs. Islanders Preview: B's Look To Clinch Playoff Berth

The Bruins will look to clinch a Playoff spot, with a win over the New York Islanders.

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