Final Score: Boston 4, NY Islanders 2
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron tallied in the
third period as the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders, 4-2, at TD
Shawn Thornton and Gregory Campbell also scored for the Bruins, who improved
to 3-0-1 this season and recovered from an overtime loss to the Rangers on
"It's really tough to gain back points that you give away early in the season,
especially with the shortened season," Campbell said. "Every team's so good
nowadays, it's a point or two that separate teams from making the playoffs or
Tuukka Rask made 24 stops to remain unbeaten in regulation in the early going.
Keith Aucoin potted both goals for the Islanders, who couldn't sustain
momentum from a 7-4 win in Toronto on Thursday.
Making his first start since Dec. 3, 2011 thanks to a continually bothersome
groin issue, Rick DiPietro allowed four goals on 27 shots.
"I felt good," DiPietro remarked. "I was excited. I think I hate losing more
than I like winning. This is not the result I was looking for."
Chara's wrister -- his first goal of the season -- from the left point put the
Bruins up 3-2 at the 7:07 mark of the third period.
Bergeron added insurance, when he beat DiPietro on the backhand from a
breakaway with 6:27 to play for a two-goal margin.
New York went with an extra attacker in the final two minutes, but the Bruins
kept play in their end of the ice, coming close to an empty-net score on
Thornton knocked a loose puck home with 4:52 played in the opening period, but
Aucoin countered at 11:13 on a redirection of a Colin McDonald pass.
Aucoin put the Islanders up just prior to the midway point of regulation, only
to see the Bruins strike back on Campbell's first of the year almost four
Bruins head coach Claude Julien won his 231st game with Boston, tying Don
Cherry for third on the all-time franchise list ... DiPietro is a Boston-area
native, who played one season (1999-2000) for Boston University before jumping
to the NHL when the Isles picked him first overall ... Aucoin registered the
first two-goal game of his career.
01/26 00:09:47 ET
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