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Bruins Offense Falls Short Against Islanders in OT

Dwayne Roloson (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

“We had so many chances,” David Krejci said. “We put the puck on the net. … We just couldn’t get any in the net. One bad break in overtime and it ended up in our end.”

You get all the information you need about the Bruins-Islanders game Saturday night in the above quote from David Krejci. Need I say more?

Sure. The Bruins offense did what they could, but it just wasn’t enough as the team fell to the Islanders 3-2 in overtime. Frans Nielsen scored seconds into overtime for the winners after a scoreless (yet active) third period.

The Bruins out-shot the Islanders 17-3 in the third period, but could not get anything by Dwayne Roloson, who finished with 30 saves on 32 chances.

Early on, it didn’t look good for the B’s. After stopping the opponent on the power play 16 straight times, the NHL’s best penalty killing unit (the Bruins) allowed a goal just 3:48 into the game. The Bruins penalty was a really stupid one for “Too many men on the ice.” Vladimir Sobotka served the penalty for the B’s, and just seconds later, it was 1-0, Islanders.

Roughly 10 minutes later, the Bruins struck back, with Michael Ryder netting his eighth goal of the year, tying the game 1-1.

In the second period, David Krejci helped the team grab a 2-1 lead with his fifth goal of the year. The lead was short-lived, however, as Matt Moulson scored to tie the game at 2.

After the scoreless third period, Nielsen banged home the game-winner, much to the delight of his teammates. Sadly, it was his first goal in 15 games.

“That’s the best,” Nielsen said. “That was fun. I haven’t been scoring in a while. So it’s nice to get one and hopefully build some more confidence.”

The Bruins have had trouble with the Islanders so far this year, going 1-1-1. The B’s rallied from three goals down to beat them 4-3 in a shootout on Oct. 10, and lost to them 4-1 on Nov. 16.

Boston next takes the ice Monday night against the Flyers.

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