Islanders Lose to Bruins 6-2
The Islanders traveled to Beantown on Monday night to take on the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden. The Islanders, coming off a come from behind win on Saturday against Washington, were looking to boost their confidence by defeating the Bruins. This would not be the case.
Boston was coming off a 7-0 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs, so the Bruins had a lot of confidence going into this game as well.
Evgeni Nabokov got the start for the Islanders, still leaving many fans questioning Jack Capuano's reluctancy to start Al Montoya, since he hasn't started a game since the October 20th game against Tampa Bay.
The first period was pretty good for the Islanders. Even though the Isles trailed by one early in the game, a deflection by Matt Moulson and a picture perfect play by John Tavares to set up Michael Grabner were able to keep the Isles in the game.
A negative about the first period, the Bruins scored three goals. Goaltender Evgeni Nabokov looked very lost and mistimed throughout the entire period. It seemed as if he was just behind on every play, which led to the goals in the period.
After the third goal, Jack Capuano decided to pull Nabokov for Al Montoya. Besides letting up three goals in the second and third period, Montoya played a solid game.
Although the first period seemed to show hope, the Islanders' offense and defense seemed to have crumbled the following two periods. It looked at points as if the Isles were afraid of the puck and just could not make a play.
The Bruins would go on to play their style of hockey for the remainder of the game. By "their style" meaning a great style of hockey. With goals from Lucic, Horton, and Krejci, the Bruins seemed to be in good shape for the rest of this bout.
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