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Recap - Bruins Defeat New York 4-2

The Islanders came up short Friday against the Bruins, falling 4-2.

The Bruins were a -190 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Boston got goals from Zdeno Chara, Shawn Thornton, Gregory Campbell, and Patrice Bergeron in the victory. Thornton opened the scoring at 4:52 of the first period.

Tuukka Rask turned in a 24-save effort for the Bruins.

Keith Aucoin (2) scored for the Islanders, finding the net behind Tuukka Rask.

Rick DiPietro stopped 23 of 27 shots for the Islanders, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Boston went 0-for-3, while the Islanders were 0-for-3 with the man advantage.

New York lost the shots on goal battle to Boston by a margin of 27-26.

Boston heads into a battle against the Hurricanes. New York, meanwhile, will have their next action against Winnipeg.