Strong penalty killing and contributions from the fourth line have helped the Boston Bruins get off to a solid start.
The Carolina Hurricanes, meanwhile, seem to have shaken off their lockout rust.
Boston looks to keep rolling Monday night when it visits Carolina, which swept all four meetings last season.
The Bruins (3-0-1) have killed off each of their short-handed situations, holding opponents scoreless on their 17 chances with the man advantage.
They stopped three of the Islanders' power-play opportunities in Friday's 4-2 victory, as fourth-liners Shawn Thornton and Gregory Campbell notched their first goals of the season.
Fellow fourth-liner Daniel Paille assisted on Thornton's first-period goal, and the trio has combined for six points.
"We have been playing together for the last two years (before this season), which is a rare thing in hockey," Campbell told the team's official website. "We accept our role and know our role. Sometimes it is...