Bruins Wrap: Islanders Come Back, Use Three-Goal Third To Best Boston

The B's now have dropped two straight


Feb 17, 2022

The Bruins’ brief road swing in southern New York didn’t end well, as Boston fell to the Islanders, 4-1, on Thursday at UBS Arena.

The loss was the Bruins’ second straight after dropping a game against the New York Rangers on Tuesday. Boston moved to 27-17-4, while New York snapped a three-game skid and improved to 18-20-6.

You can view the full box score here.

The Bruins played a dominant first period, outshooting the Islanders in a frame that ended with the visitors on top of the Islanders by a score of 1-0. But things changed in the second period — New York outshot Boston 13-7 and leveled the score on a power-play goal from Jean-Gabriel Pageau.

New York kept its momentum in the third period, as Noah Dobson potted a go-ahead with just under six minutes gone in the frame.

Overall, New York finished with 29 shots to Boston’s 27 and played a more physical game, with 35 hits to Boston’s 20.

This was the Bruins’ second collapse in as many games, as they held a 1-0 lead over the Rangers until the third period before falling to New York in a shootout Tuesday.

— Taylor Hall put the Bruins on the board with a sniper of a goal, striking at 17:26 of the first period.

— Pageau’s goal — his seventh of the season — got the Islanders back in the fight at 11:30 of the second period.

— Mathew Barzal assisted on Pageau’s goal, then added some insurance with a tally of his own at 13:32 of the third period.

DraftKings Sportsbook had this one going either way, with both teams -110 on the moneyline.

Those who liked Hall to get on the board as the game’s first scorer came away with a healthy payout. The winger was +1800 as the first scorer at DraftKings Sportsbook — so anyone who wagered $100 profited $1,800.

Pageau, who got New York’s offense going in the first period, was +320 as an anytime scorer.

The Bruins will travel to face the Ottawa Senators on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. You can watch the game, as well as pregame and postgame coverage, live on NESN.

Thumbnail photo via Dennis Schneidler/USA TODAY Sports Images
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