Bruins set franchise record, move atop NHL standings with overtime win over Isles

Jan 11, 2020; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) congratulates his teammates after their 3-2 overtime victory against the New York Islanders at Barclays Center. (Sarah Stier/USA TODAY Sports)

By Ty Anderson,

The Bruins saved a franchise record for last on Saturday night, as Patrice Bergeron's overtime power-play goal pushed the Black and Gold's power-play goal streak to 13 games and by the Islanders in a 3-2 final at the Barclays Center.

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Before Bergeron sealed the deal on the Black and Gold's third straight victory, Jake DeBrusk and John Moore got the B's on the board, while Tuukka Rask stopped 35-of-37, including 22-of-23 over the final 40 minutes of action.

Captain Zdeno Chara returned to the Boston lineup after missing Thursday's game due to an issue with his surgically-repaired jaw and finished with three blocked shots and a pair of hits in 19:47 of time on ice.

But because the Bruins can't seem to have nice things, Chara's return was soured by an injury to Boston defender Matt Grzelcyk, who took a heavy slash to the back of the knee from the Isles' Derick Brassard in the first period and did not return.

With the win, the Bruins improved to 6-0-0 all-time at the Barclays Center. The Bruins are one of two NHL franchises yet to suffer a loss in Brooklyn, with the Chicago Blackhawks being the other.

But more importantly, the Bruins moved back into a tie with the Capitals for the most points in the NHL, with 65.

The Bruins will head to Philadelphia for a Monday night meeting with the Flyers. Philadelphia won the only prior 2019-20 head-to-head by way of a 3-2 shootout final on TD Garden ice back on Nov. 11.

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