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Snapshots: Boston Bruins vs. New York Islanders

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins


BOSTON BRUINS vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS

10:05 p.m. - Third Period Snapshots: FINAL NYI 5, BOS 3

ISLES SINK BRUINS :
With 1:11 left, Scott Mayfield made it 5-3 with a length-of-the-ice empty-net goal to seal the game for the Islanders.  The Bruins will battle the Islanders one more time this preseason in Bridgeport, CT at Webster Bank Arena, the home of New York's AHL affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

CLUTTERBUCK PUT ISLANDERS AHEAD:
Cal Clutterbuck scored an unassisted goal with 3:09 left in the third to give the Islanders a 4-3 lead. Clutterbuck fired a wrister from the left faceoff dot that tipped of Jeremy Smith's glove and into the net.

PENALTY TIME:
Loui Eriksson was called for goaltender interference at 12:18 when he bummed into Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin in the crease. Just over a minute later, at 13:30, a scrum broke out in front of the Bruins net. Jordan Caron wrestled with John Tavares and both were sent off for roughing. Chris Kelly and the Islanders Cory Conacher were also sent to the box for roughing.

ROBINS FOR ROUGHING:
Bobby Robins was sent to the box at 9:24 for roughing. Robins knocked Corey Conacher to the ice off of a face off. Jeremy Smith came up big, turning away two scoring opportunities by the Islanders.

HICKEY OFF FOR CROSS-CHECKING:
Thomas Hickey was called for cross-checking Brad Marchand at 6:40 of the third. The Bruins didn't score, but came close when Patrice Bergeron dangled around a defenseman out front and was denied by Kevin Poulin's right pad.

MARCHAND TIES IT:
Just 43 seconds after Bartkowski scored, the Bruins tied it when Brad Marchand converted a 2-on-1 opportunity. Loui Eriksson found Marchand charging to the net and Marchand finished it off with a deke past Poulin to knot the game at 3.

BARTKOWSKI SCORES SHORTHANDED:
After an Islanders turnover at the Bruins blue line, Patrice Bergeron fired a cross-ice pass to Matt Bartkowski. Bartkowski burst down the left side and wristed one past Poulin to cut the Islanders lead to 3-2 at 2:47.

MARCHAND SENT OFF:
Brad Marchand went to the box at 1:21 of the third after cross-checking Matt Donovan from behind in the corner. The Islanders had a golden chance turned aside, when Kevin Czuczman was denied by Jeremy Smith.

8:40 p.m. - Second Period Snapshots: NYI 3, BOS 1

CONACHER EXTENDS LEAD:
Just over a minute after Okposo put the Islanders ahead, John Tavares found Cory Conacher, who made it 3-1 with when he blasted a one-timer past Smith from the top of the crease. Cal Clutterbuck got the secondary assist.

OKPOSO PUTS ISLANDERS UP:
Kyle Okposo gave the Islanders a 2-1 lead at 17:20 of the period. Okposo stick-handled through two Bruins in the corner and cut to the slot where he ripped it past Smith far-side.

CHARA, CLUTTERBUCK TANGLE:
Following a scrum in front of the Islanders net, Zdeno Chara and Cal Clutterbuck traded jabs and were sent to the box. Chara got two minutes for roughing (served by Carl Soderberg) and an additional two minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct. Clutterbuck received two minutes for roughing.

SMITH TAKES OVER:
Goalie Jeremy Smith entered the game at around the nine minute mark of the second, taking over for Niklas Svedberg. Smith was tested right away and turned away a point-blank shot from Griffin Reinhart which he was able to make the save on.

BRUINS TO THE PP:
The Bruins got their second power play of the night at 11:14. After Bergeron's shorthanded bid, Brad Marchand drew an interference call on Matt Donovan. The Bruins' best opportunity of the advantage came when David Krejci took a Milan Lucic pass and just missed the net from the top of the crease.

CUNNINGHAM TO THE BOX:
Craig Cunningham was called for interference with 10:52 left in the second after a battle with Casey Cizikas. The Islanders couldn't muster much and allowed a shorthanded bid by Patrice Bergeron that was turned away by Kevin Poulin.

BRENNAN TIES IT:
With 12:28 to go in the second period, Patrice Bergeron was called for tripping Anders Lee after a battle in the corner. The Islanders took advantage when TJ Brennan blasted one past Niklas Svedberg from the point to tie the game at 1 at 8:20. Corey Conacher battled through both Bruins defensemen and provided the screen out front. Frans Nielsen and John Tavares got the assists on the goal.

7:30 p.m. - First Period Snapshots: BOS 1, NYI 0

BERGERON NETS HIS FIRST:
Patrice Bergeron got the B's a 1-0 lead when he potted his first goal of the preseason after collecting his own rebound on a wrap around attempt the the left the the Isles net.  After Bergeron's initial wrap around shot was blocked by goaltender Kevin Poulin, the puck ricocheted off the skate of Isles blueliner Matt Donovan who was positioned out front, which the B's winger then corralled and wristed past Poulin.

FRASER'S CHANCE:
  B's forward Matt Fraser had one of the B's best chances of the first period about two minutes in when the winger put his laser of a shot on display from the slot.  The scoring chance was set up by Carl Soderberg who threw the centering pass from the right faceoff circle to Fraser in stride but New York's Kevin Poulin was able to body the puck up and make the save for his first of the evening.

6:30 p.m. - Pregame Snapshots: BOS vs. NYI

STARTING GOALTENDERS: Svedberg (0-0-1, 4.12 GAA, .851 Save %) vs. Poulin (1-0-0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 Save %).

PRESEASON GAMES ON THE AIRWAVES: NESN will televise the final two Bruins preseason home games including tonight’s game against the Islanders and B’s/Red Wings game on October 4. The NHL Network will also carry tonight’s game as well as the October 4 game against Detroit at TD Garden.  Radio listeners can follow the final two home preseason games on 98.5 The Sports Hub with Dave Goucher and Bob Beers providing the call.

HAMILTON STARTING STRONG: Through two preseason appearances, 21-year-old defenseman Dougie Hamilton leads the Bruins with three points (one goal, two assists) in addition to his plus-three rating (second on the team. Hamilton was named the second star of the game against the Red Wings on September 27 in Detroit where he posted a multi-point game with a goal and an assist. The blueliner even won a faceoff against Detroit’s Stephen Weiss during a Bruins five-on-three penalty kill.

ISLANDERS NOTEBOOK: The Islanders announced today that the club has recalled Andrey Pedan and Adam Pelech from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The team also announced that they have signed Ross Johnston to an ATO... Former Bruins goaltender Chad Johnson (1-0-0) has played in two preseason games for the Isles, earning a 1.91 GAA and .927 save percentage. The Islanders signed Johnson as a free agent on July 1, 2014 to a two-year contract.

BOSTON SPECIAL TEAMS: Bruins power play: 3-for-13 (23.1%), Bruins penalty kill: 14-for-17 (82.4%)

EPISODE 2 OF BEHIND THE B PRESENTED BY ALEX AND ANI:
The second episode of Behind the B Presented by Alex and Ani is scheduled to air on Tuesday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m. The second season kicked off on September 15 with an hour-long premiere with chronicled the NHL Draft, Development Camp and the informal practices that began in September. The show also visited two Kevan Miller and Dennis Seidenberg in their hometowns on opposite coasts of the country and documented the contract signing of one of the team's top players. A total of 13 episodes are slated to air for the second season and are again being narrated by Worcester, MA native, Denis Leary.

BRUINS SIGN TOREY KRUG & REILLY SMITH: Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced September 29, that the club had signed defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith to one-year contracts through the 2014-15 season, each worth an annual cap figure of $1.4 million.  In total, Krug has played in 82 NHL regular season games, where he has racked up 14-28=42 totals with a plus-17 rating.  Smith has skated in 122 NHL games – 40 with Dallas and 82 with Boston – racking up 23 goals and 37 assists for 60 points with a plus-25 rating.
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