Highlights: Bruins fall apart in third period vs. Islanders, lose 7-2 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The third time was not a charm for the Boston Bruins vs. the New York Islanders.
After dropping their first two matchups against the Isles, the B's came up short again Thursday night. They entered the third period tied at two goals apiece, but the Isles pulled away with five goals in the third to earn the 7-2 victory. The loss marked the Bruins' third in their last four games.
Nick Ritchie and Craig Smith were the goal scorers for the Bruins. Jaroslav Halak was in net for the B's and allowed seven goals on 32 shots.
Here are the highlights from Boston's blowout loss:
FINAL SCORE: Islanders 7, Bruins 2
BRUINS RECORD: 11-4-2
Nick Ritchie wastes no time putting the B's on the board:
Adam Pelech quickly answers to tie it back up:
Mathew Barzal gives the Isles the 2-1 lead:
Craig Smith's shot is tipped in to tie it up at two heading into the third:
Anthony Beauvillier puts the Islanders back ahead:
Jordan Eberle extends the Isles lead to two:
Jean-Gabriel Pageau makes it 5-2 Islanders:
Anders Lee scores to really put this one out of reach for Boston:
One more for good measure:
Friday, Feb. 26 vs. New York Rangers, 7 p.m. ET