Boston Bruins defeat New York Islanders, 2-1

At 7:32 of the third period, with his team down by a goal, Islanders coach Scott Gordon called a timeout.

Milan Lucic and Blake Wheeler were in the penalty box for tripping, giving the Islanders a 42-second five-on-three power play.

In hindsight, the Islanders shouldn't have been that close.

The Bruins charged onto the TD Banknorth Garden ice to put two pucks behind New York goalie Yann Danis on their first two shots. Then, as they did against Ottawa Thursday, the...

Third period (Bruins, 1-0; Islanders ahead on shots, 29-15).

4:05 -- Islanders Mark Streit whistled off for tripping Marc Savard. Bruins on power play. Again, an unimpressive power play for Black-and-Gold.

6:51 -- Martin St. Pierre bumps Boston's lead to 2-0, popping in a shot at the right post after Vladimir Sobotka's long-range slapper on left wing takes an odd bounce off the rear board. Yann Danis did not cover the right post, allowing to St. Pierre to slip in ah...

All done at the Garden. Bruins, 2-1.

15:48 (3). Sharp glove save by Yann Danis on Dennis Wideman.

10:18 (3). Flareup between Tim Jackman and Milan Lucic. Jackman (boarding) had belted Andrew Ference from behind. Lucic gets called for roughing.

20:00 (2). After two periods, Bruins with a 2-1 lead. So far, not exactly a game you want to save on the DVR for a while.

18:34 (2). Too many men on the Bruins. The second one today.

14:15 (2). David Krejci backhands a...

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 forced the Bruins t...