Zdeno Chara scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and Tuukka Rask made 24 saves, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders on Friday night.
Patrice Bergeron, Shawn Thornton and Gregory Campbell also scored for Boston, for their third win in four outings.
The Bruins grabbed a 1-0 lead four minutes, 52 seconds into the game after Thornton backhanded in the rebound off Doug Hamilton’s shot.
New York tied it on Keith Aucoin’s goal midway into the period. Aucoin came charging into the slot and redirected Colin McDonald’s pass from behind the net past Rask.
Aucoin got to a misplaced clearing attempt in the high slot and unloaded a slap shot past Rask’s glove to give the Islanders a 2-1 edge midway into the second, but the Bruins tied it less than four minutes later. Campbell controlled a rebound in front and the puck past Rick DiPietro.
Boston took a 3-2 lead seven minutes into the third, when Milan Lucic circled from behind the net and fed Chara, who fired a wrist shot past Rick DiPietro’s glove inside the left post from the high slot.
Bergeron scored on a breakaway with six minutes, 27 seconds to play, shifting a few times before tucking in a forehand shot.
Chara hit the left post in the closing minute with a backhand shot from the blue line after the Islanders pulled DiPietro for an extra skater.
In Detroit, Michigan, Henrik Zetterberg broke a tie midway through the second period, and Todd Bertuzzi scored his second goal of the game early in the third to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild.
Pavel Datsyuk, who assisted on Zetterberg’s goal, put Detroit ahead by two late in the second period. Datsyuk also set up Bertuzzi on his second goal that gave the Red Wings a 5-2 lead.
In Anaheim, California, Cory Schneider made 30 saves in his fifth career shutout and Mason Raymond scored twice as the Vancouver Canucks avenged last week’s blowout loss to Anaheim with three power-play goals in a 5-0 win over the Ducks.
Daniel Sedin and Raymond scored on power plays in the first period, and Zack Kassian added a man-advantage goal in the third period as the Canucks quieted Anaheim’s standing-room-only crowd.
In other games on Friday, Ilya Kovalchuk scored 4:39 into overtime, and the New Jersey Devils won their third straight game to start the lockout-shortened season, 3-2 over the winless Washington Capitals and Ryan Malone scored a pair of third-period goals as Tampa Bay beat Ottawa 6-4.
Also on Friday, the Carolina Hurricanes scored a 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres and the Winnipeg Jets won their first home game of the season, beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2.
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