The Boston Bruins are finding their groove. For the third straight game they scored four goals and have now won four straight games. Eleven different players recorded a point in the Bruins 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders.
After back-to-back offensive zone shifts, the Bruins struck first. Adam McQuaid's slap shot from the point snuck between Evgeni Nabokov's arm and body.
Casey Cizikas tied the game for the Islanders after some defensive letdowns for the Bruins. The Bruins would regain the lead under a minute into the second period. Brad Marchand found a rebound and put it into an open net.
David Krejci made it 3-1 after a beautiful passing play. Nathan Horton feed Milan Lucic who deked around an Islander before feeding Krejci.
Gregory Campbell sealed the win with an empty net goal.
Tuukka Rask was the biggest reason the Bruins took two points from this game. The Bruins had moments where they were dominate but did not play a complete 60 minutes. The Islanders had several great chances to score and probably should have if it were not for Rask. He made several great stops, especially in the third when the Bruins were on their heels for most of the period.
The Bruins offense may finally be starting to click. They've score four goals in the last three games. This is good news as the Bruins begin a tough stretch of the schedule.
The best news from this game might be the emergence of a third line. Chris Bourque and Rich Peverley showed some chemistry and created several scoring chances. If the duo, along with Chris Kelly, emerge as a viable threat, the Bruins will be in even better shape.Tags: Adam McQuaid, Boston, Boston Bruins, Brad Marchand, Chris Bourque, Chris Kelly, David Krejci, Gregory Campbell, Hockey, Milan Lucic, Nathan Horton, New York Islanders, NHL, Rich Peverley, Tuukka Rask