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Highlights: Pastrnak hat trick lifts B’s to Game 1 win vs. Islanders originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

BOSTON — TD Garden hosted 17,400 fans Saturday night and the Boston Bruins gave them plenty to be happy about.

The B’s beat the New York Islanders 4-2 in Game 1 of their second-round Stanley Cup Playoff series. Boston has now won five postseason games in a row. 

The Bruins’ top line once again led the way offensively. David Pastrnak tallied a hat trick, scoring once on the power play and twice at even strength. His third tally gave the Bruins a 4-2 lead and some insurance with 4:10 left in the third period. Pastrnak has now scored in three consecutive playoff games for Boston. First-line center Patrice Bergeron also picked up two assists.

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask made 20 saves on 22 shots, while Islanders netminder Ilya Sorokin allowed four goals on 39 shots.

Here’s how Game 1 unfolded.

FINAL SCORE: Bruins 5, Islanders 2


SERIES: 1-0 Bruins


The atmosphere before puck drop was electric.

Anthony Beauvillier opened the scoring with a power-play goal for the Islanders in the first period.

The Bruins tied the score with a power-play tally of their own late in the first period. David Pastrnak found the back of the net for his third goal of the playoffs.

Pastrnak scored his second goal of the game by pouncing on a juicy rebound from Islanders goalie Ilya Sorokin.

It took the Islanders just 1:26 to equalize as Adam Pelech’s shot from the point found its way through traffic and past B’s goalie Tuukka Rask.

Charlie McAvoy’s blast from the point gave the B’s a 3-2 lead with 13:40 remaining in the third period.

Pastrnak got his hat trick late in the third period to give the B’s a 4-2 advantage.

Taylor Hall scored an empty-net goal to seal the win for Boston.


Game 2 of the series is scheduled for Monday night at TD Garden. Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m. ET.