It’s a final on the Island: Boston 6, NY Islanders 3.
Boston, 6-3. Tavares continues to impress, knocking in a rebound after Rask failed to hang on to the initial shot with 7:03 remaining. A softee for sure.
7:17 — Boston, 6-2. Lucic scores a power-play goal. The big fella parked himself in front, collected a rebound of Chara’s blue line slapper, and banged home his 24th.
— Boston, 5-2. The second-period scoring flurry continues as Islanders’ Josh Bailey beats Rask with a slapper between the circles.
— Boston, 5-1. Seguin pots his 10th of his rookie campaign after settling a nice cross-slot pass from Thornton. The goalie chases Lawson from the pipes. Montoya takes over for Islanders.
— Boston, 4-1. Rookie John Tavares ruins Tuukka Rask’s shutout bid with his 22d of the season.
— Boston, 4-0. Krejci bangs home a backhander from the slot minutes into the second peiod.
9:04 — Boston, 3-0. Paille to front of net, tips home Campbell’s 50-foot wrister from above right wing circle.
7:03 — Boston, 2-0. Recchi to crease, knocks in backhand feed from Bergeron.
2:01 — McQuaid and Konopka, 5m each for fighting.
1:52 — Bruins, 1-0. Wheeler connects with 15-foot backhander from along goal line. Bad goal allowed by GT Nathan Lawson.
Puck down here at Nassau Coliseum.
Tuukka Rask in net for the Spoked-B.
The lone Boston scratch: Mark Stuart (D).