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Islanders 5, Bruins 4, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Islanders 5, Bruins 4, SO
New York Islanders 5, Boston Bruins 4

BOSTON (AP) -A pair of power-play goals keyed a rare New York Islanders come-from-behind victory.

Jason Blake and Miroslav Satan each scored goals in the shootout to lift the New York Islanders to a 5-4 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

"During our six-game losing streak our power play has struggled," Islanders coach Ted Nolan said. "We get a goal or two and we might have won one or two of those and tonight it was the difference."

New York began the night 2-for-39 over its previous 10 games on the power play.

Satan scored on the Islanders' first shootout attempt and the Bruins extended it to sudden death when Marc Savard scored on the Bruins' third shot. Brad Boyes than failed to convert and Blake put a shot over the shoulder of Bruins goalie Hannu Toivonen for the game-winner.

"(Rick) DiPietro was unbelievable," Islanders defenseman Tom Poti said. "He made four or five point-blank saves and he has that kind of ability to always keep us in the game."

Viktor Kozlov tied the game at 4 for the Islanders with 1:39 remaining in regulation when he scored a power-play goal by sliding the puck past Toivonen.

"Nothing has changed," Bruins coach Dave Lewis said. "We aren't going to win a lot of hockey games giving up four goals."

Paul Mara had provided the Bruins a short-lived 4-3 lead with 6:15 remaining in the game when he went around a helpless Sean Hill and slid the puck past Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro.

"We've had a lot of games we started well but didn't finish," Bruins defenseman Brad Stuart said. "It is frustrating to get the lead and let them score a couple of power-play goals in crucial situations to beat you."

Boston has only one win in the last six and allowed three goals or more for the ninth straight game.

The Islanders won for only the second time in the last eight games and in 20 games when trailing after two.

Tom Poti scored the Islanders second power-play goal to tie the game at 3 with 10:29 remaining in the third.

Zdeno Chara had given Boston a 3-2 lead when he scored on a slap shot from the point with 15:40 remaining.

Trent Hunter tied the game at 2 for the Islanders 22 seconds into the third period when he flipped the puck past Toivonen.

Patrice Bergeron and Savard each scored in the opening 8:40 to put the Bruins ahead 2-0. Bergeron scored on a rebound of his own shot and Savard scored on a backhander while DiPietro was out of position.

Randy Robitaille cut the Bruins lead in half at 2-1 when he tipped a shot by Satan beating Toivonen 5:39 into the second period.

P.J. Axelsson and Savard had two assists for the Bruins.

Notes: Chara scored his 200th career point on a first period assist. ... Alexei Yashin had an assist to extend his four-game point streak and has 44 career points in 48 games against Boston. ... The Bruins had been outscored 28-9 in the last five games. Savard has nine points in the last five games.

scoring summary
1st Period
03:21
BOS
Patrice Bergeron (15) ASST: Zdeno Chara (18)
1 - 0 BOS
08:40
BOS
Marc Savard (15) ASST: P.J. Axelsson (9), Glen Murray (13)
2 - 0 BOS
2nd Period
05:39
NYI
Randy Robitaille (6) ASST: Miroslav Satan (18), Viktor Kozlov (14)
2 - 1 BOS
3rd Period
00:22
NYI
Trent Hunter (8) ASST: Andy Hilbert (9), Mike Sillinger (17)
2 - 2 Tie
04:20
BOS
PPG - Zdeno Chara (8) ASST: P.J. Axelsson (10), Marc Savard (39)
3 - 2 BOS
09:31
NYI
PPG - Tom Poti (4) ASST: Bruno Gervais (5), Miroslav Satan (19)
3 - 3 Tie
13:45
BOS
Paul Mara (3) ASST: Marc Savard (40)
4 - 3 BOS
18:21
NYI
PPG - Viktor Kozlov (15) ASST: Alexei Yashin (23), Chris Campoli (4)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDBOSNYITOTAL
1M. Sturm
M. Satan
0 - 1
2P. Bergeron
V. Kozlov
0 - 1
3M. Savard
T. Hunter
1 - 1
4B. Boyes
J. Blake
1 - 2
penalty summary
1st Period
05:29
NYI
Randy Robitaille  Hooking
14:14
NYI
Brendan Witt  Hooking
2nd Period
09:47
NYI
Sean Hill  Interference
3rd Period
01:01
BOS
Marc Savard  Hooking
02:40
NYI
Trent Hunter  Boarding
08:48
BOS
Marco Sturm  Interference
13:45
NYI
Brendan Witt  Roughing
16:40
BOS
Paul Mara  Holding
OT Period
05:00
BOS
Paul Mara  Roughing
05:00
NYI
Miroslav Satan  Roughing
goalie stats
Rick DiPietro
Rick DiPietro
SA: 42TOI: 65:00
Saves: 38EV: 36 - 39
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .905SH: 0 - 0
Hannu Toivonen
SA: 35TOI: 64:57
Saves: 31EV: 28 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 4
SV%: .886SH: 1 - 1