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Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek (no. 26) celebrates (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek (no. 26) celebrates a second-period goal against the Boston Bruins scored by teammate Andrew MacDonald (not pictured). (Nov. 2, 2013)

Islanders vs. Bruins

The Islanders defeated the visiting Boston Bruins, 3-1, on Saturday at Nassau Coliseum.

Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek (no. 26) scores
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek (no. 26) scores a second-period goal past against the Boston Bruins. (Nov. 2, 2013)

Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek celebrates his second-period
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek celebrates his second-period goal against the Boston Bruins. (Nov. 2, 2013)

Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek (no. 26) celebrates
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Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek (no. 26) celebrates his second-period goal against the Boston Bruins. (Nov. 2, 2013)

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Islanders goaltender Kevin Poulin (no. 60) makes a
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Islanders goaltender Kevin Poulin (no. 60) makes a second-period glove save against the Boston Bruins. (Nov. 2, 2013)

Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek (no. 26) celebrates
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek (no. 26) celebrates his second-period goal against the Boston Bruins. (Nov. 2, 2013)

Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald celebrates his second-period goal
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald celebrates his second-period goal against the Boston Bruins with teammate Travis Hamonic. (Nov. 2, 2013)

Boston Bruins goaltender Chad Johnson (no. 30) makes
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Boston Bruins goaltender Chad Johnson (no. 30) makes a second-period save against the Islanders. (Nov. 2, 2013)

Islanders goaltender Kevin Poulin makes a second-period glove
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Islanders goaltender Kevin Poulin makes a second-period glove save against the Boston Bruins. (Nov. 2, 2013)

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Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek (no. 26) celebrates
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Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek (no. 26) celebrates a second-period goal against the Boston Bruins scored by teammate Andrew MacDonald (not pictured). (Nov. 2, 2013)

Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek (no. 26) celebrates
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek (no. 26) celebrates teammate Andrew MacDonald's second-period goal against the Boston Bruins. (Nov. 2, 2013)

Boston Bruins goaltender Chad Johnson surrenders a second-period
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Boston Bruins goaltender Chad Johnson surrenders a second-period goal against the Islanders. (Nov. 2, 2013)

Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek (no. 26) plays
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Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek (no. 26) plays the puck during the first period against the Boston Bruins. (Nov. 2, 2013)

Islanders forward Michael Grabner skates against the Boston
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Islanders forward Michael Grabner skates against the Boston Bruins. (Nov. 2, 2013)

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Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins (no. 63)
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Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins (no. 63) plays the puck against Islanders right wing Matt Martin. (Nov. 2, 2013)

Islanders center John Tavares loses the puck against
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Islanders center John Tavares loses the puck against Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins (no. 37) during the first period. (Nov. 2, 2013)

Islanders goaltender Kevin Poulin (no. 60) makes a
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Islanders goaltender Kevin Poulin (no. 60) makes a first period save against the Boston Bruins. (Nov. 2, 2013)

Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek skates during the
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Islanders left wing Thomas Vanek skates during the first period against the Boston Bruins on Nov. 2, 2013.

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