Stat Trick: Isles 3, Boston 2 (overtime)

December 13th, 2009 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
Frans Nielsen's mother had never seen him play an NHL game. Saturday night, not only did she get to see him play, she got to see him be the hero. Nielsen's overtime goal gave the Isles a 3-2 win over the Bruins.  On to the trick:  1.  John Tavares had been the only Islander to score in the last three games, but it was Rob Schremp who gave the Isles the early lead with a power-play tally.  It was the fifth consecutive Islander goal that was scored on the power play, and the first goal for Schremp in the NHL.  2.  Michael Ryder tied the game for Boston before the first period was over, and when David Krejci scored midway through the second, the Bruins had a 2-1 lead. 3.  Matt Moulson tied the game with five-and-a-half minutes to play in the middle session. It was Moulson's 15th goal of the season, tying Tavares for the club lead.    Moulson's goal was the 10th that the Isles had scored in the last five games—Moulson and Tavares combining for nine of them.   ...a few more... 4.  After a scoreless third period, Nielsen wasted little time in overtime, scoring just 24 seconds in, to give ...

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