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NHL: New York Islanders 3, Boston 2

March 3, 2012 at 4:18 PM   |   Comments

BOSTON, March 3 (UPI) -- John Tavares tipped in the winning goal late in the game Saturday, providing the difference in the New York Islanders' 3-2 decision over Boston.

With the scored tied 2-2 with less than 5 minutes to go, Matt Moulson broke out of his own end after the Bruins -- expecting an icing call that never came -- let up, racing untouched toward the net.

He unleashed a shot at Bruins goalie Tim Thomas that Tavares redirected into the goal, and the Islanders held on to break a five-game road losing streak.

Moulson also scored on a second-period power play and Josh Bailey added a tally for the Islanders.

Evgeni Nabokov earned the victory by stopping 32-of-34 shots.

Milan Lucic and Taylor Seguin provided goals for Northeast Division-leading Boston.

Tuukka Rask started in goal and turned aside 11-of-12 shots before leaving the game 9 minutes into the second period after appearing to injure a leg on a save attempt.

The netminder had to be helped off the ice.

Thomas entered and stopped 11-of-13 the rest of the way.

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