The Boston Bruins are off to a strong start even with their offense not fully in gear yet.
Matchups with the New York Islanders usually provide a big boost to their production.
Boston looks to rebound from its first loss and continue its success against the Islanders when the teams meet Friday night at TD Garden.
Expected to be among the best teams in the Eastern Conference, the Bruins (2-0-1) haven't disappointed. They won their first two games before starting slowly at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, but rallied from a pair of deficits to gain a point in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Rangers.
Brad Marchand scored the Bruins' first power-play goal, and Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton also tallied. Horton's goal was his first in more than a year as he was sidelined by a concussion last January until the NHL resumed last weekend.
"We redeemed ourselves pretty well. It could have been worse,'' coach Claude Julien said. "The first 10 minutes is what obviously cost us the game. What...