National Hockey League
NY Islanders 4, Boston 2
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, February 13, 2021
Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York
Referees: Dean Morton, Garrett Rank
Linesmen: Tyson Baker, Brad Kovachik
Attendance: 0

Mathew Barzal scored a tie-breaking power play goal 5:30 into the third period Saturday night for the host New York Islanders, who went on to snap the Boston Bruins' 10-game point streak with a 4-2 win in Uniondale, N.Y.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored twice, including a short-handed goal that iced the victory with 5:28 left. Jordan Eberle also scored for New York, which has won three of four. Goalie Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves.

Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron scored for the Bruins, who lost in regulation for just the second time this season. The Islanders also earned a 1-0 win over visiting Boston on Jan. 18. Goalie Tuukka Rask recorded 38 saves for Boston, which went 9-0-1 during its point streak.

The Bruins opened the scoring when Bergeron passed from behind the Islanders' net to a wide-open Marchand, who had a burst of momentum before he fired a shot past Varlamov at the 8:41 mark in the first.

The Islanders tied the score just under three minutes later when Pageau put back the rebound of his own shot with 8:24 left.

The Islanders took their first lead with 4:44 remaining after a clearing pass by Scott Mayfield hit Brock Nelson, who dished to Eberle, who fired a shot into the far side of the net under Rask's stick.

The Bruins tied the score following an end-to-end rush late in the second. Jeremy Lauzon chipped the puck from behind Boston's net to David Pastrnak, who fired the puck through the neutral zone. Marchand caught up and passed to Bergeron, whose shot sailed under Varlamov's stick with 3:09 left.

Pastrnak's hooking penalty -- the Bruins' lone penalty Saturday -- set up Barzal's go-ahead goal, which he scored off a nifty whirling pass from just outside the crease by Anders Lee. With Rask leaning towards Lee, Barzal fired a shot over the goalie's shoulder.

Eberle was whistled for high sticking with 6:23 remaining, but Leo Komarov converged upon David Krejci and Nick Ritchie at the back of the Islanders' zone and stole the puck from the Bruins' duo. Komarov headed up the ice and passed to a streaking Pageau, who got ahead of Pastrnak and Bergeron and beat Rask on the semi-breakaway.

It was Pageau's first two-goal game with the Islanders and the eighth of his career.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Boston   NY Islanders
Patrice Bergeron 2 Points Jean-Gabriel Pageau 2
Patrice Bergeron 1 Goals Jean-Gabriel Pageau 2
David Pastrnak 2 Assists Leo Komarov 2
N/A Power Play Goals Mathew Barzal 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Jean-Gabriel Pageau 1
Tuukka Rask .905 Save Percentage Semyon Varlamov .933
Tuukka Rask 38 Saves Semyon Varlamov 28
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Boston 30 2 0-2 0-1 2 40
NY Islanders 42 4 1-1 2-2 4 23
Upcoming Games
  • NY Islanders will play their next game on the road against Buffalo. The Islanders have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against New Jersey. The Bruins have a W/L % of .700 after a win and .667 after a loss.