Charlie Coyle (hat trick), Bruins pull away from Isles

League: NHL

Posted on: 10 Nov, 2023 at 02:55 AM

Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Charlie Coyle registered his first career hat trick and added an assist as the Boston Bruins beat the visiting New York Islanders 5-2 on Thursday night.

Boston scored four of the game's final five goals, including the final three to untie a 2-2 game late in the third period.

David Pastrnak had a goal and two assists, Trent Frederic added a goal and an assist and James van Riemdsyk and Brad Marchand each had two helpers for Boston, which has won three of four November games and is 6-0-1 on home ice.

Van Riemsdyk and Coyle notched their 600th and 400th career points, respectively, during the game.

Linus Ullmark improved to 5-1-1 with a 27-save effort.

Brock Nelson and Simon Holmstrom each lit the lamp for the Islanders, who are 0-2-1 in their last three games.

Holmstrom has scored in three of his last four contests.

Ilya Sorokin made 30 saves.

The Bruins had a 35-29 edge in shots. The teams were a combined 3-for-4 on the power play, with Boston going 2-for-3 on its opportunities.

At 2:50 of the third, a busy Boston power play began with Holmstrom scoring a shorthanded goal to knot the score at 2-2. Jean-Gabriel Pageau set up Holmstrom with a quick pass on a 2-on-1 rush that began at the defensive blue line.

Pastrnak responded with the eventual game-winner at 3:33, sending a shot from the left circle through traffic and beating Sorokin five-hole following a dish from Kevin Shattenkirk.

Coyle's second goal of the night came at 9:26 as he strode to the net front and buried a van Riemsdyk feed. He capped the hat trick and second career four-point game on an empty-net goal with 1:21 left.

Boston got the scoring started at 14:05 of a high-pace first period. After Coyle took a puck away along the right wall, a van Riemsdyk pass from behind the goal line set up Frederic for a wrist shot goal from the high slot.

Nelson tipped home Noah Dobson's shot just outside the crease for a power-play goal as the visitors drew even at 17:23.

New York had a 15-12 first-period shots advantage before the teams combined for only 11 in a middle frame that ended with 8:25 of continuous play.

The Bruins regained the lead 6:06 into the second when Coyle finished off a great man-up passing sequence, taking Pavel Zacha's pass for the goal from the bumper position in the low slot.

The Islanders played without defenseman Adam Pelech, who was considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury before the game.

--Field Level Media