The Bruins easily could have become discouraged after a first period filled with missed opportunities, but Boston stayed the course en route to its second straight win.

The B’s went 0-for-3 on the power play in the opening 20 minutes against the New York Islanders only to notch the game’s first goal in the second before potting two in the third in their 3-1 victory at TD Garden. Boston hung tough down the stretch, including killing off an Islanders power play.

After the game, Bruce Cassidy praised his team’s third-period performance. To hear from the head coach, check out the video above from “Bruins Overtime Live,” presented by Ace Ticket.

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