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New York Islanders Embarrassed by Boston Bruins 5-0: Highlight, 3 Stars

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MARCH 19: Robin Lehner #40 of the New York Islanders gives up a third period goal against Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins during their game at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on March 19, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MARCH 19: Robin Lehner #40 of the New York Islanders gives up a third period goal against Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins during their game at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on March 19, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – MARCH 19: Jake DeBrusk #74 of the Boston Bruins scores a third period shorthanded goal against Robin Lehner #40 of the New York Islanders during their game at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum on March 19, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – MARCH 19: Jake DeBrusk #74 of the Boston Bruins scores a third period shorthanded goal against Robin Lehner #40 of the New York Islanders during their game at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum on March 19, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

It was an embarrassing display from the New York Islanders as they lose 5-0 to the traveling Boston Bruins.

The New York Islanders have had a tough time with the Boston Bruins. Over the last ten years, the Islanders are 10-22-0 against the Bruins. They haven’t been good against the B’s.

But to keep pace with the rest of the division, the Islanders are going to have to buck the trend.

Of course a minute and twelve seconds into the game, Sean Kuraly gets the Bruins on the board. Looking back at the goal, the puck was going wide but Lehner stuck a glove out in case and knocked into his own net.

For the remainder of the period, the Islanders could barely get out of their own zone let alone mount any sort of offense. They would get two shots on the Bruins net through 20 minutes.

The second period wasn’t any better. The Islanders were again terrible. The Bruins were able to counter anything the Islanders tried. Not only did they outshoot the Isles 10-6 but added another two goals.

After two periods it was 24-8 for the Bruins in terms of shots and 3-0 Bruins in terms of goals. To make matters worse, both Valtteri Filppula and Cal Clutterbuck would pick up injuries before the third period.

The final 20 minutes was as good as the previous forty. With a shorter bench head coach Barry Trotz has some juggling to do to keep everyone fresh and try to mount a comeback.

Six minutes into the period Patrice Bergeron made it 4-0 as the Islanders failed to track back and cover the slot. If the game wasn’t dead at 3-0 it was certainly dead at 4-0.

But just for good measure, Jake DeBrusk made it 5-0 as he left the penalty box to return proceedings to even strength.

It was an absolutely embarrassing display by the New York Islanders. They went down a goal early and never recovered. In fact, they were never truly in the game. At no point could you say they were mounting a comeback.

That’s two games in a row now where the Islanders are the second best team on the ice. Barry Trotz has to sort that out as soon as possible.

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