Bruins sink Islanders with offensive burst, 6-3

Bruins sink Islanders with offensive burst, 6-3
February 18, 2011, 2:18 am
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By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.com

UNIONDALE, N.Y. The Bruins needed to break a three-game losing streak, and they did just that by picking on the ultimate NHL slump buster: the New York Islanders. The Bruins managed to pour on the offense and fully support Tuukka Rask with six goals from all four Boston lines and a power play goal to boot in a 6-3 thrashing of the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.Blake Wheeler fought back against the trade rumors with a goal just 1:52 into the game, and both Mark Recchi and Gregory Campbell followed with goals in the first period of a blowout. Tyler Seguin, Milan Lucic, Blake Wheeler and David Krejci all had multipoint games for the Bruins in a solid road win against a team playing out the string.The Isles fought back in the second period with a pair of goals from Jon Tavares and Josh Bailey against a rusty Tuukka Rask, but Seguin banged home his 10th goal of the season on a nifty cross-ice pass from Shawn Thornton. Seguins score gave Boston its first set of rookies with 10 goals (Seguin and Brad Marchand) since 1992-93 when Steve Heinze, Joe Juneau and Ted Donato all went over 10 goals.Seguins score also chased Isles rookie goalie Nathan Lawson from the game. Milan Lucic capped things off with a power-play score at the end of the second. The Lucic goal was set up by a brilliant kick pass by Krejci right in front of the New York net.That was it for the scoring as the Bs effectively closed out the Islanders in the final period, and set themselves up for a potential two-game sweep in the first half of their longest road stretch of the season if they can handle the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place on Friday night. Joe Haggerty can be reached at jhaggerty@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Joe on Twitter at http:twitter.comHackswithHaggs