Boston Bruins Take the Struggling Islanders in Deceiving 5-2 Victory

December 9th, 2010 by Cory Ducey Leave a reply »
Although the Boston Bruins defeated the New York Islanders by a final score of 5-2, it was not that bad a trouncing by any stretch. In fact, two of Boston's goals were failed attempts to even up the score.

Boston did, however, control the puck much of the game.  While one goal was a fluke, another was a wide open oopsy on Rick DiPietro's part and the two empty-netters, the Bruins will take it and run.  The Islanders' goals were that of a penalty shot and a six-on-five play.

Overall, Tuukka Rask played very well and the team overall played very well in front of him, which generally results in wins for your team.  I think the Bruins are actually getting this fact.

While Tim Thomas has been lights-out for the Bruins this year, the traditionally defensive-minded team have not been the same defensively overall.

As of late, however, there have been some flashes of improvement with some of the team returning and getting their wheels back under their feet.  As some players will tell you, it's hard to get the game plan going when your roster changes and you have to now get those returning or new players replacing traded or ...

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