Bruins Escape Long Island With a Rare W

Offensive malaise persists for Isles; at least shutout streak ends
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Dec 4, 2007 12:43 AM CST
Boston Bruins' Petteri Nokelainen, of Finland, is congratulated by his team after scoring a goal against the New York Islanders during the second period of their NHL hockey game at the Nassau Coliseum...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – For the first time in almost six years, the Bruins won on Long Island, thanks in part to a completely stagnant Islanders offense that was 1:51 away from a shutout. In fact, New York had gone 140 minutes without scoring before Chris Campoli tallied on a power play, the Associated Press reports.

The Islanders have scored no more than two goals for thirteen straight games now. Tim Thomas turned away 33 in the winning effort, and Glen Murray, Petteri Nokelainen, and Chuck Kobasew were Boston's scorers. Since a 4-2 win in 2001, Boston had gone 0-5-4-1 in Nassau Coliseum.