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Sim helps Islanders rally past Bruins

Oct 4, 2008 - 10:53 PM By Tony Lee PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

BOSTON (Ticker) -- Jon Sim scored to snap a tie with 6:01 remaining in the third period and Joey MacDonald made 28 saves as the New York Islanders posted a 3-1 victory over the Boston Bruins in a preseason contest at TD Banknorth Garden on Saturday.

Sim redirected a shot from defenseman Thomas Pock for the winning tally. The Islanders then killed a late penalty before Mike Comrie added an empty-net goal with 49 seconds remaining.

Following a scoreless first period, both teams converted on power play opportunities in the second.

Moments after their two-man advantage disappeared, the Bruins opened the scoring when Patrice Bergeron slid a pass to defenseman Zdeno Chara, who blasted a shot past MacDonald just 3:14 into the session.

A hooking penalty on Boston's Blake Wheeler near the end of the period allowed New York to get the equalizer.

Blue-liner Mark Streit drew defenders to the right of goaltender Tim Thomas and slid a pass through the zone to Doug Weight for a one-timer. The goal was Weight's first goal of the preseason.

Thomas stopped 33 shots for the Bruins, who close their preseason schedule at Washington. Boston opens the regular season on the road against Colorado.

New York visits the Florida Panthers on Monday in its preseason finale.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NY ISLANDERS 0 1 2 3
    BOSTON 0 1 0 1 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: BOS - (PP) ZDENO CHARA 1 (PATRICE BERGERON, MARC SAVARD)
    3:14
    NYI - (PP) DOUG WEIGHT 1 (MARK STREIT, JACK HILLEN) 12:40
    3RD PRD: NYI - JON SIM 2 (THOMAS POCK, BILL GUERIN) 13:59
    NYI - (EN) MIKE COMRIE 1

    Oct 4 6:32 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 3
    BOSTON 1 0:49 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Islanders 3, Bruins 1  3rd - 0:49Oct 4 6:29 PM
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    Islanders 3, Bruins 1  3rd - 0:49Oct 4 6:29 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 2
    BOSTON 1 6:01 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Islanders 2, Bruins 1  3rd - 6:01Oct 4 6:20 PM
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    Islanders 1, Bruins 1  3rd - 6:46Oct 4 6:16 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NY ISLANDERS 0 1 1
    BOSTON 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: BOS - (PP) ZDENO CHARA 1 (PATRICE BERGERON, MARC SAVARD)
    3:14
    NYI - (PP) DOUG WEIGHT 1 (MARK STREIT, JACK HILLEN) 12:40
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NYI

    Oct 4 5:37 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 1
    BOSTON 1 7:20 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Islanders 1, Bruins 1  2nd - 7:20Oct 4 5:25 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 0
    BOSTON 1 16:46 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Islanders 0, Bruins 1  2nd - 16:46Oct 4 5:05 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NY ISLANDERS 0 0
    BOSTON 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    GOALIES: NYI - JOEY MACDONALD
    BOS - TIM THOMAS

    Oct 4 4:43 PM