Boston Bruins: Patrice Bergeron now owns the Islanders

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 18: Patrice Bergeron
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 18: Patrice Bergeron /

In back to back games the Boston Bruins completely dominated their opponents.

After completely demolishing the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night, the Boston Bruins were at it once again on Thursday night playing against the New York Islanders in Brooklyn. Once again they dominated their opponent beating the Islanders 5-2.

After going down 1-0 with the Islanders getting a goal from Jordan Eberle, Patrice Bergeron scored his first goal of the night. It wouldn’t be his last.

The Bruins amazing first line struck when Brad Marchand breezed by some Islanders and created a two on one for the Bruins. “Marchy” then set up Bergeron perfectly and “Bergy” wristed one past Jaroslav Halak for Bergeron’s 17th goal of the season.

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Then Ryan Spooner, who has played fantastic as of late netted a goal halfway through the second period. Spooner swatted the puck off of a faceoff and it found its way into the net. Spooner has now scored six goals in his last eight games. Also, an interesting stat that shows the evolution of Spooner’s game is that he has more hits than Marchand in 12 fewer games. Spooner has grown tougher and is really competing for the puck this season.

“Bergy” completes the hattrick

With just over six minutes left in the second period, and the Bruins on the power play Bergeron once again got on the board. Torey Krug took a slapper from the blueline, and it was blocked by Islanders defenseman Adam Pelech, but Bergeron was there to tap the puck in. Krug’s assist was also his 200th career point.

Then early in the third period Bergeron was able to get the hat trick scoring his 19th goal of the season. Marchand dangled his way through the attacking zone and passed the puck to Bergeron after falling to the ice. Bergeron then spun around and rifled a shot past Halak. Hats rained down even though it was an away game for the Bruins. Bergeron now has two hat tricks in six games the quickest to do so for the Boston Bruins since Rick Tocchet in 1996.

After the Islanders made it a 4-2 game Marchand netted an empty net goal to seal the victory. Marchand leads the Bruins in goals with 20 this season.

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With the rate the Boston Bruins are scoring at it doesn’t matter who is in net or who they play. They extended their point streak to 15 games and are 11-0-4. They play the Canadiens once again on Saturday when they hopefully match the effort that they had on Wednesday night.