Bruins sink Islanders

Bruins sink Islanders
November 20, 2011, 2:50 am
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Looks like the Bruins wanted to keep those good times rolling on the road.

The Bruins locked up their eighth win in a row in a bit of a cake walk 6-0 victory over the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum, and knocked the Isles out early with a three-goal outburst in the first period.

Tim Thomas also captured his fifth victory in a row for the Black and Gold, but this game was all about the Boston attackers taking care of some indifferent work between the pipes by the bearded Rick DiPietro.

Tyler Seguin opened things up early when he exploded through the heart of the defense before feeding Patrice Bergeron for a tap-in goal, and the Bruins were off and running. Nathan Horton added a power play strike when DiPietro fished the puck out from behind the net, and threw it straight up the ice onto Hortons stick before he tossed a high wrist shot past the scrambling Isles goaltender.

A fortunate bounce capped off the first period barrage with things starting off with Benoit Pouliot carrying the puck with speed into the offensive zone. Travis Hamonic stripped the puck from Pouliot and then flipped the puck right onto the stick of Chris Kelly, who again beat DiPietro with a top shelf blast that made it a three-goal lead.

That was it for the scoring, and essentially it for the Islanders after pulling DiPietro in favor of Anders Nilsson for the final 40 minutes. The Bruins outshot the Islanders by a 30-23 margin through the dominating opener to a big three-game road trip, and both Andrew Ference, Zdeno Chara and Chris Kelly added the cherries on top of the sundae.