The Islanders travel to Boston and fall to the Bruins 3-1. << Box score
First period: No goals
- 10:51 BOS Brad Marchand; Assists: Tory Krug, David Pastrnak
- 6:45 BOS Jake DeBrusk; Assists: David Pastrnak, Tory Krug
- 16:52 NYI Anders Lee (Unassisted)
- 19:18 BOS Danton Heinen (empty net); Assist: Patrice Bergeron
Andy Graziano, SNY.TV Twitter
The Islanders could not fight through a tremendous defensive effort by the Boston Bruins, dropping the final game of their four-game road trip, 3-1 in Boston.
New York struggled to get traffic in front of Bruins goaltender Tuuka Rask all night, mustering only a tap-in goal by Anders Lee, his 17th, at the tail end of a power play with three minutes remaining in the final period.
If you were to look at the shot attempts and shots on goal, you would think the game was closer than it was, but in reality, Boston controlled throughout. The Islanders failed once again the generate much on the power play and allowed another power play goal against. Captain John Tavares was not a factor, virtually invisible this evening as the duo of Patrice Bergeron, arguably the best defensive forward in the game and Zdeno Chara, combined to shut him and his linemates down.
The good news for New York is that they now return home for eight of their next 11, where they have a dominant record of 8-1-2. They wrap up the trip with a 1-2-1 record for three of a possible eight points.