David Pastrnak scores shootout winner, Bruins beat Islanders 5-4


“It is a (heck) of a win for us,” Pastrnak stated.

Morgan Geekie scored in regulation for the Bruins. (AP Photograph/Peter Okay. Afriyie) AP

NEW YORK (AP) — David Pastrnak scored within the third spherical of a shootout to provide the Japanese Convention-leading Boston Bruins a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday evening.

Pastrnak, Morgan Geekie, James van Reimsdyk, and Mason Lohrei scored in regulation, with Lohrei tying it with 3:09 left on a financial institution shot from behind the aim line. Linus Ullmark made 34 saves to assist Boston enhance to 19-5-4.

“That’s the largest win of the yr,” Bruins coach Jim Montgomery stated. “Due to the perspective on the bench. It’s the primary time the place I felt like there was power, emotion, everyone believed.”

Brock Nelson, Bo Horvat, Alexander Romanov, and Simon Holmstrom scored for New York and Ilya Sorokin made 29 saves. New York had received 4 in a row.

“Simply a kind of nights the place we made a pair errors and so they ended up at the back of our internet,” Islanders coach Lane Lambert stated. “However general I assumed the trouble was excellent.”

Following a wide-open time beyond regulation session by which the groups traded possibilities, Charlie Coyle and Pastrnak scored within the shootout for Boston, whereas Holmstrom scored for the Islanders.

“It’s a (heck) of a win for us,” Pastrnak stated. “Clearly an incredible job by (Ullmark) to maintain us within the sport early on after which a fantastic job by the (penalty) killers … and energy play lastly obtained some essential targets.”

Horvat gave the Islanders a 3-2 lead on an influence play aim at 5:06 of the third that prolonged his factors streak to 9 video games.

It appeared Brad Marchand tied it with 10:21 remaining, however a video evaluate confirmed the Boston captain punched the puck previous Sorokin whereas laying susceptible on the ice.

Whereas the aim was disallowed, Marchand drew a tripping penalty on New York captain Anders Lee on the play, and van Riemsdyk’s power-play aim tied it with 9:12 left.

“We have been centered on the duty at hand,” Ullmark stated. “We (weren’t) complaining and speaking down to one another or something like that.”

Nelson lifted a feed from Horvat over Ullmark on an influence play with 7:59 to go to place New York forward 4-3. however Lohrei banked a shot from behind the aim line with 3:09 left in regulation to drive time beyond regulation.

“I simply jumped in on the frenzy,” Lohrei stated.


Bruins: Host the New York Rangers on Saturday evening.

Islanders: At Montreal on Saturday evening.