Murray scores in homecoming as Bruins edge IslandersSep 24, 2006 - 12:38 AM HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Ticker) -- Glen Murray did his hometown proud.
Born in Halifax, Murray scored a goal and Marco Sturm added two assists as the Boston Bruins edged the New York Islanders, 3-2, in a preseason game at Halifax Metro Centre.
Murray, who grew up in nearby Bridgewater, netted the second of three goals by Boston in the opening period. The 33-year-old converted a feed from Sturm with 5:28 left in the session, beating goaltender Mike Dunham, who is attempting to win the Islanders' backup job as a training camp invitee.
Tyler Redenbach opened the scoring at 2:01 and defenseman Jonathan Sigalet netted a power-play goal with 3:56 to go in the first for a 3-0 cushion.
Sigalet's tally proved crucial as former Bruin Andy Hilbert scored with 5 1/2 minutes remaining in the second period and blue-liner Tom Poti tallied with 34 seconds left in the third to draw New York within a goal.
Hannu Toivonen went the distance and made 23 saves for Boston, which rested budding star Patrice Bergeron.
Dunham allowed three goals on nine shots and Rick DiPietro made eight saves for the Islanders, who played without Miroslav Satan and Jason Blake.
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