The Boston Bruins remained hot Saturday afternoon and captured their fourth straight victory, this one behind a 6-3 final over the New York Islanders at TD Garden.
In what was a shot-heavy barrage against the Islanders’ Semyon Varlamov, the Bruins kicked things off with first-period goals from Charlie Coyle and Taylor Hall, and ballooned out to a 6-2 edge over New York when the second period came and went with strikes from David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, Erik Haula, and Jake DeBrusk.
It was more than enough support for Bruins netminder Linus Ullmark, who finished with 24 saves in the winning effort, and has now rattled off three straight wins for the first time since his six-game winning streak back in January.
Elsewhere in the Boston lineup, Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron made his return to the B’s lineup after missing the previous four games with an infection in his arm. It was Bergeron’s 1,200th game in a Boston jersey.
With the win, the Bruins improved to 14-2-1 over their last 17 games.
The Bruins will continue their homestand with a visit from the Maple Leafs next Tuesday.