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Islanders fall to Bruins: 6-3

New York Islanders keeper Rick DiPietro made 20 saves in the team’s 6-3 loss to the Boston Bruins on Friday night.  The Isles started the night on a good note, holding a 3-2 lead heading into the third period of play.

It was in the final act though, that the reigning Stanley Cup Champions took over and scored four unanswered goals.

The Islanders took a 2-0 lead in the first period of play as Dylan Reese notched his first two pre-season goals.  The blue liner notched his first goal at the 1:07 mark, which was assisted by Jeremy Colliton.

Reese recorded his second goal at the 18:18 mark, finding the assist from Justin DiBenedetto, which gave the Isles the lead at the end of the period. Boston answered back with two goals before Trevor Frischmon recorded his first pre-season goal with the Isles at the 17:59 mark.

In what was a rough and tumble game between these two rivals, as a total of 12 penalties were assessed to both teams. The gloves were dropped for the first time at the 17:53 mark of the third period as DiBenedetto exchanged blows with David Krejci.

Swedish keeper Anders Nilsson saw time in the cage for the Islanders, making 10 saves. Jay Pandolfo had a +2 day in his first pre-season action with the Islanders, tallying his first assist on the Frischmon goal.

New York will now head home to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to take on the New Jersey Devils; the team will also be teaming up with the American Red Cross for its annual Blood Drive.

Written on September 24, 201

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