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Bruins top Islanders, grab 2nd wild card

(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK (AP) The Boston Bruins badly needed a win and the scoring support came from unexpected source in Riley Nash.

Nash scored twice and backup goalie Anton Khudobin made 18 saves as the Bruins beat the New York Islanders 2-1 Saturday night, snapping a four-game losing streak.

Nash broke a 1-1 tie with his second goal of the contest at 4:12 of the third period, beating Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss from the slot for his seventh goal of the season. Dominic Moore assisted on the decisive goal, which moved Boston two points ahead of the Islanders for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.

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Goals
Rank Player G
1 S. Crosby, Pit42
2 N. Kucherov, TB38
3 B. Marchand, Bos37
4t P. Laine, Wpg34
4t V. Tarasenko, StL34
6t C. Atkinson, Cls33
6t P. Kane, Chi33
6t E. Malkin, Pit33
6t A. Matthews, Tor33
6t M. Pacioretty, Mon33
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Save Percentage
Rank Player Sv%
1 S. Bobrovsky, Cls.932
2 S. Darling, Chi.930
3 C. Anderson, Ott.928
4 D. Dubnyk, Min.927
5 B. Holtby, Was.926
6 M. Murray, Pit.925
7 C. Price, Mon.922
8 R. Lehner, Buf.921
9 J. Gibson, Anh.921
10 A. Nilsson, Buf.920
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