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ST. LOUIS (AP) Johnny Boychuk isnt known for his visually appealing goals Andrew Hammond Jersey Womens , having scored just 52 times in 626 games covering 10 seasons.However, his hard drive from just inside the blue line gave New York its first lead just 11 seconds after Jordan Eberle had tied the score, and the New York Islanders rallied for a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.Johnnys not the prettiest guy to watch, Islanders coach Barry Trotz said. But when the games on the line, hes the guy that makes the hard plays. Johnny never makes soft plays. Everything he does is full out.Anders Lee capped New Yorks three-goal third period, and Matt Martin also scored to help Islanders win their season-high sixth in a row and ninth in 10 games. Robin Lehner stopped 29 shots for his seventh consecutive win.Boychuk put New York ahead 3-2 with his third goal of the season at 8:38 of the third.We didnt play good for two periods, we were down by one, Boychuck said. We just had to basically play one period the way that we should play. We did, and tonight, it was enough.Lee pushed the lead to 4-2 with 4:56 left.The Islanders had a season-low 14 shots on goal and had just nine midway through the final period.Good teams, they find ways to win when theyre not playing well, Eberle said. As a group J.T. Brown Jersey Womens , were definitely feeling confident.Ryan OReilly got his eighth with 1:33 remaining to pull St. Louis within one.Brayden Schenn, Zach Sanford and Ryan OReilly scored for St. Louis, which has lost three of its last four.Lehner made several fine stops in the third period and protected the lead when the Blues held a 6-on-4 advantage in the final 19 seconds.The Islanders entered the final period with a 2-9 mark when trailing after two periods.That was a big win for us, Lehner said. Obviously we didnt have a great game. But we stuck with it and battled through it together. We scrambled, we just found a way to win.Schenn pounced on the rebound of a deflected shot by Jaden Schwartz for a 1-0 lead at 4:11 of the first.Sanford tipped in a hard drive from inside the blue line by Vince Dunn with 3:23 remaining in the opening period to make it 2-0. It was Sanfords fifth of the season and his first since being recalled from San Antonio of the AHL on Friday.New York cut the deficit in half on a drive from the slot by Martin early in the second period. Casey Cizikas set up the goal with a perfect pass from behind the net at 2:25. Cizikas also had an assist on Boychucks goal.The main thing is we just kept hanging in there, Eberle said. Eventually, we did some of the right things.Blues goalie Jake Allen made 10 saves.Ive got to be better than that in the third period for this team, Allen said. I lost it for them.St. Louis has lost five games this season after grabbing a 2-0 lead.We had a couple breakdowns defensively, simple as that, St. Louis defenseman Alex Pietrangelo said.NOTES: St. Louis D Joel Edmundson was a healthy scratch for the first time this season. LW Pat Maroon was also scratched The Islanders have allowed one goal or fewer 11 times season, already three more than all of last year. New York will play five of its next six at home. Eberle returned the lineup after missing the last four games with an upper-body injury.UP NEXTIslanders: Host Carolina on Tuesday night.Blues: At Philadelphia on Monday night. BOSTON (AP) Bostons defense provided all the offense the Bruins needed, and then some.Zdeno Chara scored twice Tomas Plekanec Jersey Womens , Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots and the Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 on Thursday night.If I can contribute to the offense, its always nice, but I think that we are more proud of keeping our net clean from the pucks going in, said Chara, who gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead 13 minutes into the second period and added an empty-netter with 23 seconds left.Fittingly, Halak got the only assist on Charas second goal as he capped off his second shutout as a Bruin and 44th of his career.Every time you start a game or play a game, youre hoping to get a win, Halak said. If you can get a shutout, thats always more special.Brian Elliott kept Philadelphia close with 22 saves, but the punchless Flyers couldnt capitalize on the few chances they had to beat Halak. Philadelphias frustration boiled over in the third period, when the Flyers hurt their own chances to rally with six penalties.We have to push it in the right direction a little bit harder. That takes mental toughness right now because obviously were going through a tough stretch here and this was a tough loss tonight, Philadelphia coach Dave Hakstol said.Jake DeBrusk also scored for the Bruins Tomas Tatar Jersey Womens , who improved to 6-0-2 in their last eight against Philadelphia and 9-0-1 in the last 10 meetings in Boston.Charas goal 13 minutes into the second period put Boston up 1-0, and DeBrusk scored a power-play goal on a tip-in with 2:32 left in the second.Any time you can give yourself a cushion with the way Jiro has been playing, its always nice, DeBrusk said. We were just playing smart.The Flyers have lost two straight getting outscored by a 7-1 margin and three of four.Weve got to find a way to score some goals, Philadelphias Sean Couturier said. Were trying to put pucks in the net. Were just not jumping on loose pucks and capitalizing on our chances.The Bruins improved to 4-0 at home, where they last played Oct. 13 in an 8-2 rout of the Detroit Red Wings.Halak was in position the few times he was tested, stopping a one-timer by Claude Giroux from the right circle with about eight minutes left in the second period. The Bruins got it going the other way and took a 1-0 lead on Charas slap shot from the blue line through traffic. It was the 197th goal of Charas career and first since the second game of the season.Notes: Gritty, the Flyers new mascot, was officially welcomed to Philadelphia on Thursday in a resolution by the City Council for honoring the spirit and passion that Gritty has brought to the City of Philadelphia and to the entire country, both on and off the ice. Flyers F Michael Raffl was out of the lineup with an unspecified lower-body injury. Flyers LW Scott Laughton played in his 200th NHL game. RW David Backes and D Charlie McAvoy were scratches for the Bruins. D Jeremy Lauzon made his NHL debut after being called up earlier Thursday from Providence of the AHL.UP NEXTFlyers: Host the New York Islanders on Saturday.Bruins: Host Montreal on Saturday night.

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