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Johnson makes 30 saves; Islanders beat Bruins 3-2 after Chara leaves with injury

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BOSTON - Former Bruins backup Chad Johnson stopped 30 shots, and Kyle Okposo scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to help the New York Islanders snap a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

The Bruins played the last 50 minutes without captain and No. 1 defenceman Zdeno Chara, who left in the first period with an undisclosed injury.

Frans Nielsen and Cal Clutterbuck also scored for the Islanders.

Milan Lucic and Chris Kelly scored for Boston. Niklas Svedberg, making his third start as Vezina Trophy-winner Tuukka Rask got the night off, made 35 saves.

The Bruins played the Canadian national anthem and observed a moment of silence in memory of the soldier who was killed at the war memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday.

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