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NHL: New York Islanders 4, Boston 2

UNIONDALE, N.Y., March 11 (UPI) -- Jack Hillen put New York in front early in the third period Friday and the Islanders rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat Boston 4-2.

The Bruins missed a chance to gain ground on Montreal, which remained four points behind Boston in the battle for the Northeast Division lead.

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Goals from Nathan Horton and Zdeno Chara gave Boston a 2-0 advantage in the second period but the Islanders then ran off four scores in a row to win their second straight.

Matt Moulson's power-play goal with 2 seconds left in the middle period began the comeback and Michael Grabner tied it 1:28 into the third. Hillen's fourth of the season pushed New York in front and P.A. Parenteau added an empty-netter with 10 seconds remaining.

Al Montoya made 26 saves to win for the seventh time in 11 starts this season.

Tim Thomas lost his third straight outing, stopping 41 shots.

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