The Upshot: Islanders fall to Bruins, 4-1, disappointing home stand comes to an end

Boston Bruins v New York Islanders
Boston Bruins v New York Islanders / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages
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HOW IT HAPPENED

Charlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist as the Boston Bruins kept on rolling in a 4-1 win over the Islanders at UBS Arena on Wednesday night. Derek Forbort scored his third of the season, Brad Marchand netted a power play goal, and Trent Frederic's 10th goal of the season with 4:22 left made it 4-1. Linus Ullmark earned his 100th NHL win, making 25 saves for the Bruins (35-5-4), who have won three in a row.  

Zach Parise’s 13th goal of the season opened the scoring, and Semyon Varlamov made 21 saves for the Islanders (23-19-4), who finished a season-long five-game home stand 1-2-2. 

WHAT WENT RIGHT

Parise was the Islanders' best forward and put the Islanders ahead 1-0 late in the first period. In 46 games this season, Parise has 13 goals and seven assists. Parise's goal tonight came off an assist by Sebastian Aho, and a secondary assist by JG Pageau.

WHAT WENT WRONG

The power play failed the Islanders again and is now in the midst of an unthinkable 3-for-51 stretch after going 0-for-5 on Wednesday night. “Our power play has to get something going for us," said Lane Lambert in the post-game.

"[The power play] has lost us some games recently," Mathew Barzal said after the loss. "It killed us tonight. It has to be better, that's the bottom line."  

William Dufour made his NHL debut playing on the top line with Josh Bailey and Mathew Barzal. After a pretty solid first period, he made two turnovers in the second, both eventually leading to Boston goals. He didn't get a shift in the third period and played just 6:48 TOI.

STATS OF THE GAME

The Islanders have scored first in four straight games, including tonight. They currently have one win, and three losses over that span.

Per Eric Hornick of The Skinny, William Dufour is one of only 20 players that were born in 2002 or later, that now play on an NHL roster.

SOCIAL MEDIA MOMENT OF THE NIGHT

"Mr. Islander" was in the house as the Islanders took on the Bruins. Islanders legend, Bob Nystrom, celebrated his own bobblehead night, by signing fans bobbleheads prior to puck drop. While the team has certainly changed over the years, one thing remained constant, Nystrom will always be a blue and orange legend.

WHAT'S NEXT

The Islanders look to get back in the win column on Thursday when they travel upstate to take on the Buffalo Sabres. The puck drop is at 7:30 PM.

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