16 November 2009
The Islanders come away with their second win on their seven game road trip and this time pulling it off in regulation. The biggest story tonight though is the outstanding goal tending by Dwayne Roloson and the near hat trick for Matt Moulson.
The Islanders came in looking to redeem themselves after the three goal lead collapse they had last time they were here. Boston was ready to put up a fight however, starting with some big hits including one on Mark Streit. The Physicality would not keep the Isles off the board however, at 6:00 into the first Matt Moulson scored his ninth goal of the season to give the Islanders the 1-0 lead. The Islanders would keep up the pressure and would continue to get goal opportunities. The Islanders D men would also come up big during a 5-3 power play for the Bruins who did not convert thanks to several big saves by Dwayne Roloson and smart play by the Islanders penalty killers.
The second would start with an odd array of penalties by both teams causing 4-4â€™s. 4-3â€™s and 5-4â€™s. The Bruins would not convert again thanks in part to several more big saves by Dwayne Roloson. Freddy Meyer would come up with huge play breaking up an odd man rush, but the Islanders would fail to clear the puck and Marco Strum would score to tie the game at one. The Goal would be reviewed but upheld because it was John Tavares who knocked the goal off its moorings. The second was nearing an end, but with 1:11 Matt Moulson scored his second goal of the game off of a nice pass from Richard park, who got his second assist.
The third would start with excitement, Just 1:50 in it seemed and was announced that Matt Moulson scored his third goal (aka hat trick goal). After a look at the replay it was discovered that the puck went in off a Boston defenderâ€™s skate and the goal ultimately went to John Tavares. The game was sealed when Trent Hunter scored on the Empty Boston net making the final 4-1 Islanders.
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