Bruins defeat Islanders 3-1 in Bergeron’s 1,000th game
Tonight in game #53 of the regular season, Bruins Patrice Bergeron played in his 1,000th NHL game and led the way with two goals as the Bruins went on to a 3-1 win over the New York Islanders.
Game recap video
In the first period, no scoring happened.
In the second period, at 2:32, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 17th goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 1-0 lead. At 16:40, Islanders Jordan Eberle scored a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1.
In the third period, at 6:34, Bruins Peter Cehlarik scored his 3rd goal of the season, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. At 19:05, Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored his 18th goal of the season, an empty-net goal, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead.
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 28 saves on 29 shots.
The Bruins led the game in hits 25-23 and blocked shots 17-15. The Islanders led the game in shots 29-27. Both teams had a 50% faceoff winning percentage. The Bruins went 0-for-3 on the power-play while the Islanders went 1-for-5.
David Pastrnak led the Bruins with 5 shots. Noel Acciari led the Bruins with 5 hits. Joakim Nordstrom and Charlie McAvoy led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots each.
Danton Heinen, John Moore and Steven Kampfer were scratched for the Bruins.
Three stars of the game
- Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron
- Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
- Islanders goalie Robin Lehner
Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 29-17-7 with 65 points in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is tomorrow when they visit the New York Rangers, at 8pm ET.