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Marchand, Bruins down Isles

Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Brad Marchand led the way with a goal and three assists, as Boston bested the New York Islanders, 6-3, at Nassau Coliseum.

Patrice Bergeron contributed a score and two helpers for the Bruins, who showed no signs of slowing down from a 6-1 thrashing of the Flyers on Saturday and won for the fourth time in their last five.

Reilly Smith, Loui Eriksson, Zdeno Chara and Carl Soderberg added markers to back a 34-save performance from Chad Johnson.

"We got contributions from every line. That's how we win games and what makes us so tough to play against," Marchand said.

Kyle Okposo scored and assisted on two more tallies for the Islanders, who have dropped three straight and five of their last eight. Michael Grabner and Frans Nielsen lit the lamp in defeat.

"We played well but didn't bury enough chances," Okposo said.

Kevin Poulin was yanked after yielding six goals on 26 shots in 48-plus minutes. Evgeni Nabokov saw his first action since being activated from injured reserve, stopping the only shot faced the rest of the way.

Just after killing off a Bergeron minor, the Bruins took a 5-3 edge at 2:17 of the third when Marchand fed Bergeron for a one-timer which clanged off the right post and in.

Chara slipped one past Poulin thanks to a Smith screen and it was a three-goal margin for the visitors at 8:12. Johnson and the Bruins defense made sure the lead stood until the buzzer.

Eriksson put the visitors on the board at 7:47 of the first on his high shot from the goal line to the right of the New York net.

Just over a minute after their first power-play elapsed, the hosts drew even as Nielsen potted his own rebound from the left side of the crease.

Boston pulled ahead thanks to Marchand, who finished off a passing play between Smith and Bergeron at 4:50 of the second period.

Grabner evened the score on a delayed penalty call, beating Johnson after a Boston turnover at 8:20, yet Smith struck just over four minutes later to give the Bruins a one-goal lead once more.

Soderberg sent the B's to intermission up 4-3 on his marker with 33 seconds left. He skated up the right wing and maneuvered around New York's Thomas Hickey before scoring on the forehand.

Game Notes

Chara's tally gave him 500 points in the NHL ... Boston avoided a season series sweep with the victory ... The Islanders take on the Rangers Wednesday in the second Stadium Series contest staged at Yankee Stadium ... New York defenseman Casey Cizikas was a game-worst minus-4 ... Prior to the contest, the Isles also activated defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky from injured reserve, loaned defenseman Matt Donovan to Bridgeport of the AHL and returned goaltender Anders Nilsson to Bridgeport.

01/28 01:12:17 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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