July 16, 2024


Bruins center Charlie Coyle, left, celebrates his goal with Pavel Zacha, top, and Brad Marchand during the second period.
Bruins heart Charlie Coyle, left, celebrates his purpose with Pavel Zacha, prime, and Brad Marchand through the second interval. AP Picture/Steven Senne

BOSTON (AP) — Charlie Coyle had his first profession hat trick — because of an empty-netter spoon-fed to him by David Pastrnak — and Linus Ullmark made 27 saves within the Boston Bruins’ 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday evening.

Coyle additionally assisted on a purpose within the first interval for 4 factors on the evening to assist the defending Presidents Trophy winners win for the eleventh time of their first 13 video games. They ended the evening tied with Stanley Cup champion Vegas for probably the most factors within the NHL, with 23.

Simon Holmstrom scored a short-handed purpose for New York 10 seconds after the faceoff to open the ability play, tying the sport 2-2 early within the third interval. However Pastrnak gave the Bruins the lead with a wrist shot that squirted by way of Islanders goalie Ilya Sorokin’s pads.

Coyle made it 4-2 halfway by way of the third when he redirected a crossing cross from James van Riemsdyk into the web. It remained that means till the ultimate two minutes, when the Islanders pulled Sorokin for an open skater.

The Bruins had been capable of clear the zone, with Pastrnak and Coyle racing towards the web forward of a single New York defender. Coyle pushed it over to Pastrnak, who had an open shot from the best circle; as a substitute, he fed it again to Coyle for the tip-in.

Brock Nelson additionally scored and Sorokin stopped 30 photographs for the Islanders. They’ve misplaced three in a row.

Trent Frederic additionally scored for Boston. The Bruins had been with out prime defenseman Charlie McAvoy, who was serving the ultimate recreation of a four-game suspension for head hit on Florida’s Oliver Ekman-Larsson.


Islanders: Host Washington on Saturday evening.

Bruins: At Montreal on Saturday evening.