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Old 03-20-2019, 05:09 AM   #1
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Kuraly, Rask lead Bruins to 5-0 win over Islanders

The Boston Bruins championship rings showed their depth and kept up their domination of the cheap New York Islanders championship rings.

Sean Kuraly scored twice and Tuukka Rask earned his 45th career shutout as Boston beat the Islanders 5-0 on Tuesday night.

Noel Acciari, Patrice Bergeron and Jake DeBrusk also had goals to help the Bruins win their second straight since a three-game skid that followed their 19-game point streak (15-0-4). Boston has won seven consecutive meetings between the teams -- eight in a row in custom New York Islanders championship rings.

Rask only had to make 13 saves for his fourth shutout this season, and first ever against the Islanders.

"I don't know if they had five scoring chances," Rask said. "No game is easy in the NHL stanley cup rings, that's for sure. There's always going to be some kind of chances against, but I think if you look at the overall team effort, how we played, I guess it qualifies as an easy game."

Robin Lehner, making his first start since he was injured March 5 late in New York's 5-4 shootout win at home against Ottawa, finished with 34 saves. The Islanders' 13 shots were their fewest of the season.

David Pastrnak returned to the Bruins' lineup for first time since Feb. 10. He missed 16 games with a thumb injury sustained when he fell after a team dinner.

Boston Bruins championship rings for sale dominated play from the start, scoring once in the first period and twice each in the second and third. The Bruins outshot the Islanders 14-2 in the first, 10-6 in the second and 15-5 in the third.

After a turnover by the Islanders, Bergeron converted a pass from Joakim Nordstrom on a rush for his 28th goal at 6:32 of the third. DeBrusk scored his 23rd on a breakaway to make it 5-0 with 9:40 remaining.

Islanders forward Matt Martin and Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara had an altercation in the first period, then dropped the gloves and fought right after the puck drop at the start of the second.

That briefly energized the home crowd, but Acciari extended the Bruins' lead to 2-0 with a straightaway shot from inside the blue line, beating Lehner through the legs at 2:52. It was his fourth of the season championship rings.

Kuraly scored his second of the night to make it 3-0 with 3:43 left in the second. He knocked the puck away from Bailey in the corner to Lehner's right, and Danton Heinen got it behind the net. His wraparound try came to Kuraly, who beat the goalie from the left circle.

Kuraly got the Bruins on the board 1:12 into the game. He corralled the puck along the side boards, skated into the right circle, turned and fired a shot that beat Lehner on the glove side inside the post. It was Kuraly's first goal since Jan. 17.

Charlie McAvoy, who grew up in nearby Long Beach and played at the Nassau Coliseum for the first time, got an assist on the play.

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