The battle between the Bruins and Islanders didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as New York was handed a 6-0 defeat on Saturday at Nassau Coliseum.
Boston was favored by -143 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Boston got goals from Chris Kelly (2), Zdeno Chara, Andrew Ference, Nathan Horton, and Patrice Bergeron in the victory. Bergeron opened the scoring at 7:08 of the first period.
Tim Thomas turned in a 23-save effort for the Bruins.
Anders Nilsson stopped 14 of 17 shots for the Islanders, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Boston went 1-for-5, while the Islanders were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.
Boston outshot New York 30-23 in the game.
Next game, Boston takes its act on the road to face Montreal looking for another win. For New York, they head on the road to face Pittsburgh.