Stat Trick: Bruins 3, Isles 2

March 7th, 2010 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
Perhaps if the Isles had played the first period liked they played the last two the result would have been different.  After being outshot 16-4 in the first 20 minutes, the Isles outshot the Bruins 35-18 over the final 40 minutes, but fell a goal shy, and lost to Boston 3-2.  On to the trick:

1.  The first period was all Boston.  Milan Lucic scored the session's only goal, with 1:34 to play. The Isles have allowed the first goal in four straight games, and they have been badly outplayed in the first period of their last two home games (38-13 combined).

2.  Josh Bailey tied the game early in the second period with a power play goal. It was his 14th goal of the season (one more than Kyle Okposo, despite playing six fewer games), and was set-up by Mark Streit's 200th NHL point. The deadlock lasted only 2:46 until David Krejci scored.  Marc Savard added a powerplay tally off a bad bounce to give the Bruins a 3-1 advantage after two periods.

3.  Matt Moulson extended his point streak to five games, when he scored the only goal of the third period, just 5:43 into the session.  It was his 23rd goal of the season ...

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