The Boston Bruins fell for their fourth time in five games Friday night (1-3-1), as Taylor Hall scored the lone Boston goal in a 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders. Matthew Barzal and Nathan Dobson each had a goal and an assist for New York.
Hall drew first blood with just less than three minutes to go in the first period, finding a small opening past Ilya Sorokin to open the scoring. But, with eight and a half minutes left in the middle period Jean-Gabriel Pageau collected a loose rebound behind Boston goalie Linus Ullmark after a slap shot from Dobson trickled through to tie it at 1-1.
New York then took the lead in the third with a wrister from Dobson at the point that hit off the side post, off Ullmark’s leg, and in. Barzal then collected a rebound with six and a half left in the third to take a two-goal lead on Boston. With just a minute left, Brock Nelson and the Islanders found the empty net to put the game to bed.
Ullmark made 25 saves in the losing effort.
Boston moves to 27-17-4 on the season and will take on the Senators Sunday night at 7:00 p.m. EST.