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January 25. 2013 10:35PM

Bruins push past Islanders, 4-2


 

BOSTON -- Captain Zdeno Chara scored to snap a tie with just under 13 minutes remaining in the third period as host Boston recorded its eighth win in 10 outings versus the New York Islanders, 4-2, on Friday night.

Fourth-liner Shawn Thornton, Gregory Campbell and Patrice Bergeron all scored their first goals of the season for Boston. Rookie Dougie Hamilton added a pair of assists and Tuukka Rask finished with 24 saves as the Bruins improved to 3-0-0 at home.

Keith Aucoin recorded his first career two-goal game and fellow Massachusetts native Rick DiPietro made his season debut and finished with 23 saves for the Islanders.

With the game tied at 2-2, the Bruins cycled the puck behind the net before Nathan Horton sent a centering pass to Chara in the high slot. The hulking defenseman hesitated before firing a wrist shot past a screened DiPietro for his first goal of the season.

Bergeron provided insurance with 6:27 remaining after accepting a cross-ice breakout pass from Hamilton before skating in and tucking the puck past the outstretched pad of DiPietro.
 
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Claude Julien moved into a tie for third place on the Bruins' all-time coaching wins list. Julien and Don Cherry have 231 victories apiece. ... Boston went 0-for-3 on the power play to drop to 1-for-17 with the man advantage this season. ... Bruins D Dennis Seidenberg returned after a two-game absence with a lower-body injury. He had a team-high four blocked shots.


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