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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Bruins Stop Isles Cold

Islanders 1: Bruins 2

I wish I could say I knew just what happened to the Islanders yesterday- after all, I saw all three goals before I left the house to visit some family. But sometimes, all it takes is a bad start, and save for a few moments of pressure on Tim Thomas in the first period, that's exactly what happened to the boys.

The Bruins scored two goals in 1:05, and that's all they needed, as they were able to hold off the Isles 2-1 at TD Banknorth Garden. Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist on Marc Savard's eventual game-winner, as Yann Danis got off to a rocky start but rebounded well. Unfortunately, his offense could not generate enough, as the Bruins played great defense, utilizing a neutral-zone trap to keep them from getting a forecheck really established. The only goal scored was on an end-to-end rush by Mark Streit, who continues to shine as the Isles' leading points scorer. He faked out Zdeno Chara, who attempted to poke check the puck away, leaving a lane wide open for him to shoot a sizzler past Tim Thomas. That was the only bright spot in a game that has been, to date, the only stumble on the 6-game roadtrip thus far, and one that the Isles must look past quickly, as they faced off against Chicago today. The Isles are now 3-1-1 in their last five games.

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