Islanders Continue Scoring Slump, Lose 2-1 to Bruins - NBC New York

Islanders Continue Scoring Slump, Lose 2-1 to Bruins



    Islanders Continue Scoring Slump, Lose 2-1 to Bruins
    Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy and Bruins center David Krejci chase the puck around the boards during the third period. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

    Ryan Spooner and Patrice Bergeron scored, Tuukka Rask made 36 saves and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 2-1 on Sunday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

    The Islanders lost their second straight and their fifth in their last six games. They have scored just nine goals in those six contests.

    The Bruins have the league's top power play and have scored with the man advantage in seven straight games and 11 of their last 14 contests.

    Bergeron scored with 5:47 left in the second on a point shot that was deflected in. Officials originally said the puck went in off Brad Marchand and awarded him the goal, but it was later changed to Bergeron's score after replays showed the pick tipped off defenseman Nick Leddy.

    Former Bruin Johnny Boychuk scored for the Islanders on a two-man advantage with 6:42 left in the third. The Islanders squandered two power plays earlier in the final period, drawing boos from the crowd. 

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