Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 4/12/13
  Photo: CHARLES KRUPA BOSTON— The Bruins took to the ice Thursday hoping to grab their third win in a row and their second in four days on home ice. Standing in the way of that goal were the New York Islanders , who came into last night’s tough, grinding tilt having won two games in a row against the always-tough Tampa Bay Lighting and Philadelphia Flyers, both by 4-1 margins. This game represented two teams on opposite ends of the spectrum, one on the upswing, much to the delight of the Nassau Coliseum faithful and the other one struggling, but still among the elite in the Eastern Conference. The last time these two teams played, Boston won a hard-fought contest at Nassau 4-1 on February 26. However, as the rest of the league can attest to, this Islanders team is a lot different than the one that laced up the skates a month and a half ago. The visiting team struck first as Josh Bailey rattled the cage at the 19:39 mark in the first frame.  The play started when Mark Streit, moving...
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