A shorthanded goal from each team, including Brad Marchand’s third shorthanded strike of the season, has the Bruins leading the Islanders, 2-1, after two periods.
The Bruins fell victim to the old shorthanded penalty shot by Frans Nielsen. The Islanders center had a shorthanded breakaway but was tripped by Patrice Bergeron . A penalty shot was awarded, and Nielsen beat Tuukka Rask  with a top-shelf backhander to tie the game at 3:41.
Then, with the Bruins shorthanded due to a David Krejci  hooking penalty, Brad Marchand and Rick DiPietro both came chased after a puck at the top of the circle. DiPietro won the race, but Marchand blocked his bid, chasing after the puck to grab it behind the net and score with ease at 14:41. He’s now tied for thirst in the NHL  with three shorthanded goals.
The Bruins are outshooting the Islanders, 25-24.