Islanders end Bruins point streak at 10


UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Jean Gabriel-Pageau scored twice, and the New York Islanders ended the Boston Bruins’ 10-game point streak with a 4-2 win at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday.

Mathew Barzal scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, and Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist for the Islanders (6-4-3), who extended their point streak to six games (3-0-3). Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves.

It was the second regulation loss of the season for the Bruins (10-2-2), with each coming against New York. They also lost here 1-0 on Jan. 18 and were 9-0-1 since.

Tuukka Rask made 38 saves, and Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron each had a goal and an assist for Boston. David Pastrnak had two assists.

Barzal gave the Islanders a 3-2 lead on the power play when Anders Lee spun and fed him for a one-timer from the left circle at 5:30 of the third period. The goal extended Barzal’s point streak to eight games (four goals, six assists).

Pageau scored shorthanded on a pass from Leo Komarov at 14:32 for the 4-2 final.

Marchand gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead on a wrist shot from the edge of the right circle at 8:41 of the first period.

Pageau tied it 1-1 at 11:36 of the first on a rebound of Ryan Pulock‘s shot, and Eberle gave the Islanders a 2-1 lead when his shot from beyond the right circle found its way between Rask’s pads at 15:16.

New York outshot Boston 13-3 for the remainder of the first after Marchand’s goal.

Bergeron tied it 2-2 at 16:51 of the second period on a wrist shot from the right circle after a cross-ice pass from Marchand.

Bruins defenseman Jakub Zboril did not play after the first period because of an upper-body injury.

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