The New York Islanders (1-4-0) were edged by the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins (4-1-1) in the finale of pre-season action on Saturday night. Opening up the game with the lead, the Isles were able to see a full-team effort in the tough loss.
John Tavares tallied his first pre-season gal at the 11:28 mark on a power play goal, with the helper coming from Mark Streit and Kyle Okposo. The Islanders found the net for a 2-0 lead at the 6:48 mark of the second when Marty Reasoner found the back of the cage.
In the cage Al Montoya continues his fine starts’; making all 14 saves before Evgeni Nabokov came into the game. ‘Nabby’ made some fine saves, stopping 17 of 20 shots.
The Islanders will now open up regular season NHL action next Saturday, when the host the Florida Panthers in their home opener. Opening night for the Isles is scheduled for 8:00 p.m.
Written on October 2, 2011