Bruins-Islanders Live: New York Scores Twice In Third Period, Wins 5-3

Final, New York wins 5-3


Faceoffs: 36-36
Shots: Bruins 29-27
Hits: Islanders 35-21
Special teams: BOS 0-for-3, NYI 1-for-6


1st Period
Patrice Bergeron (1), assisted by Brad Marchand

2nd Period
T.J. Brennan (1), assisted by Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo
Kyle Okposo (1), assisted by Thomas Hickey and Ryan Strome
Cory Conacher (1), assisted by John Tavares and Cal Clutterbuck

3rd Period
Matt Bartkowski SHG (1), assisted by Patrice Bergeron and Adam McQuaid
Brad Marchand (1), assisted by Loui Eriksson
Cal Clutterbuck (1), unassisted
Scott Mayfield ENG (1), unassisted

Third Period, 18:49, 5-3 New York: The Islanders have scored an empty-net goal, and that should seal the victory.

Third Period, 18:03, 4-3 New York: Adam McQuaid and John Tavares exchange slashes and both go to the penalty box. We’ll have 4-on-4 action.

Third Period, 16:51, 4-3 New York: Cal Clutterbuck skates into the attacking zone down the right side and snipes a shot past Jeremy Smith to give the Islanders another lead.

Third Period, 14:10, 3-3: We’re back to even strength.

Third Period, 13:30, 3-3:Adam McQuaid and Kyle Okposo, as well as Jordan Caron and John Tavares tussle for a few seconds but no fights break out. All four players went to the penalty box. Islanders remain on a 5-on-4 power play.

Third Period, 12:18, 3-3: Loui Eriksson takes a penalty for goaltender interference. It was a questionable call, to be honest. The Islanders are back on the power play.

Third Period, 11:24, 3-3: The Bruins kill off the penalty, and we’re back to even strength.

Third Period, 9:24, 3-3: Bobby Robins takes a minor penalty for roughing. The Islanders will return to the power play.

Third Period, 6:40, 3-3: Thomas Hickey received a minor penalty for cross-checking Brad Marchand, but the Islanders killed it off.

Third Period, 5:56, 3-3: Jeremy Smith came way out of his net to play the puck and passed it right to an Islanders player. He did well to make a sprawling save right after to keep the score tied.

Third Period, 3:30, 3-3: The Bruins have tied the game. Brad Marchand exited the penalty box, joined the rush up ice and received a pass from Loui Eriksson. He then beat Kevin Poulin with a nice dangle.

marchanderikssonGIF via Twitter/@PeteBlackburn

Third Period, 2:47, 3-2 New York: Matt Bartkowski scores a short-handed goal on a beautiful wrist shot from inside the right faceoff circle.


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Third Period, 1:21, 3-1 New York: Brad Marchand takes a minor penalty for cross-checking. New York is going on its fourth power play of the game.

Third Period, 0:01, 3-1 New York: The final period of regulation is underway.

End of Second Period, 3-1 New York


Faceoffs: Islanders 24-22
Shots: Bruins 23-11
Hits: Islanders 30-18
Special teams: BOS 0-for-2, NYI 1-for-3

Goals: Okposo (1), assisted by Thomas Hickey and Ryan Strome
Conacher (1), assisted by Tavares and Cal Clutterbuck

Second Period, 17:20, 3-1 New York: Cory Conacher doubles New York’s lead with his first goal of the preseason. John Tavares picked up an assist with a beautiful pass.

concacher2ndGIF via Twitter/@MyRegularFace

Second Period, 17:20, 2-1 New York: Kyle Okposo has given the Islanders their first lead with a power-play goal. He eluded David Krejci and Dougie Hamilton with some nifty stick-handling and beat Jeremy Smith glove side.

okpososecondGIF via Twitter/@MyRegularFace

Second Period, 15:04, 1-1: Cal Clutterbuck swung his stick at Patrice Bergeron’s legs after a whistle, and B’s captain Zdeno Chara quickly came to his teammate’s defense. Chara got in three or four punches on Clutterbuck before they were separated. Chara and Clutterbuck went to the box, but New York has a power play because Chara received an extra two for roughing.

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Second Period, 13:14, 1-1: The penalty is over, and we’re back to even strength.

Second Period, 11:14, 1-1: Matt Donovan takes a penalty, and Boston is back to the power play.

Jeremy Smith has replaced Niklas Svedberg in the Boston net. Svedberg made seven saves on eight shots.

Second Period, 9:22, 1-1: Craig Cunningham goes to the penalty box for interference and New York goes back to the power play.

Second Period, 7:32, 1-1: T.J. Brennan ties the game with a shot from the point that beat Niklas Svedberg five-hole. There was traffic in front of the net, but that’s a tough goal to give up. It was a power-play goal for New York.

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Second Period, 7:32, 1-0 Boston: The Islanders are going on the power play for the first time. Patrice Bergeron was assessed a minor penalty for tripping.

Second Period, 3:44, 1-0 Boston: Bobby Robins crushes Matt Donovan behind the net for his team-high fifth hit of the night. Boston has a 5-0 shot advantage early in the period.

Robinshit2ndGIF via Twitter/@MyRegularFace

Dougie Hamilton also is handling the forecheck with precision.

Second Period, 0:01, 1-0 Boston: We’re underway!

End of First Period, 1-0 Boston


Faceoffs: Bruins 14-9
Shots: Bruins 10-5
Hits: Islanders 23-10
Special teams: BOS 0-for-1, NYI 0-for-0

Goals: Bergeron (1), assisted by Brad Marchand

First Period, 16:03, 1-0 Boston: During a 2-on-1, Brad Marchand set up Craig Cunningham on a cross-crease pass, but Kevin Poulin slid across and got a piece of the puck with his glove for a tremendous save.


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First Period, 14:00, 1-0 Boston: Neither team has created a great scoring chance since Boston’s power play. The B’s have a 5-2 shot advantage so far.

First Period, 8:52, 1-0 Boston: New York kills off the penalty, and we’re back to even strength.

First Period, 6:52, 1-0 Boston: Matt Donovan is headed to the penalty box for interference. It’s the Bruins’ first power play.

First Period, 6:45, 1-0 Boston: The Bruins have opened the scoring. Patrice Bergeron took the puck behind the net, tried a wraparound shot, then scored on his own rebound. Islanders captain John Tavares didn’t do a good job defending Bergeron after he lost the faceoff.

Bergy1GIF via Twitter/@MyRegularFace

First Period, 3:10, 0-0: Bobby Robins crushes Thomas Hickey and sends him flying into the boards outside the penalty box. A monster hit by the Bruins winger.

First Period, 1:55, 0-0: A good forecheck by Carl Soderberg sets up a one-timer from the slot by Matt Fraser, but the shot is directed into Kevin Poulin’s chest for a faceoff.

First Period, 0:01, 0-0: We’re underway

7:05 p.m.

Bruins starting lineup: Marchand-Bergeron-Cunningham, Hamilton-Chara and Svedberg

Islanders starting lineup: Conacher-Tavares-Okposo, Hickey-Donovan, Poulin

6:50 p.m.: These were the Bruins’ lines during warmups:


6:35 p.m.: Niklas Svedberg led the Bruins onto the ice and will start in net.

6:25 p.m.: The Boston Bruins return to TD Garden for their fifth preseason game Tuesday night against the New York Islanders.

The B’s are 2-2 in preseason play following a 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

The focus of Tuesday’s game is position battles, specifically on the bottom-two forward lines and the third pairing. Matt Fraser, Jordan Caron, Craig Cunningham and Bobby Robins are expected to be in the lineup, and this matchup is a tremendous chance for these young players to show Claude Julien and the team’s front office that they belong on the Bruins roster to start the regular season.

Matt Bartkowski and Adam McQuaid, who are battling for minutes and/or a role on the bottom defense pairing, also are expected to play.

Follow along with’s live blog for score updates, highlights and analysis of Bruins-Islanders. Here are the projected lineups for both teams.

Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Loui Eriksson
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Simon Gagne
Chris Kelly – Carl Soderberg – Matt Fraser
Jordan Caron – Craig Cunningham – Bobby Robins

Zdeno Chara – Dougie Hamilton
Dennis Seidenberg – Johnny Boychuk
Matt Bartkowski – Adam McQuaid

Jeremy Smith, Niklas Svedberg

Cory Conacher–John Tavares–Kyle Okposo
Josh Bailey–Ryan Strome–Nikolai Kulemin
Anders Lee–Frans Nielsen– Jack Skille
Matt Martin–Casey Cizikas–Cal Clutterbuck

Thomas Hickey–Matt Donovan
Kevin Czuczman–Scott Mayfield
Griffin Reinhart–T.J. Brennan

Kevin Poulin, David Leggio

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