Boston Bruins defeat New York Islanders, 2-1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Short on bodies, and their emotions flatter than an IHOP mini-stack after Tuesday night's tussle with the archrival Canadiens, the Bruins put forth one of their weakest peformances of the season last night against the Islanders in front of a chilled Nassau Coliseum crowd of 15,548.

They lost scores of one-on-one battles. They were beaten in 1,001 footraces. They constantly were roped into their end by the hard-charging and forechecking Islanders, who f...