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Coyotes, Bruins break through in third vs. Blue Jackets, Predators
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Jan 29, 2008 10:46 PM CST
New York Islanders right wing Trent Hunter is dropped to the ice by Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference, rear, and left wing Shawn Thorton, standing, during the third period of an NHL hockey game...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Islanders dropped their fifth straight at home, this time versus the formerly slumping Senators, 5-2. Rick DiPietro, who started in goal for the Eastern All-Star team, stopped 21 of 26, and New York failed to strike until down 3-0 late in the second period. Martin Berger silenced 23 shots. Also in hockey:

  • Formerly 0-18-0 when trailing in the third period, the Coyotes finally had a successful rally, scoring three to dump the Blue Jackets 4-2.
  • Glen Metropolit's two third-period goals were the difference in the Bruins' 3-1 win over the Predators; goalie Tim Thomas had a brilliant 37-for-38 performance.