The Bruins' first goal of the night came from a somewhat surprising source, defenseman Adam McQuaid, who hadn't scored a goal since January 2012. Tyler Seguin put up the secondary assist on that goal, earning his 100th career point and continuing a five-game point streak.
However, Casey Cizikas scored near the end of the first period to put the Islanders on the board and wreck Tuukka Rask's chances of earning a shutout. It would end up being the home team's lone goal.
Not even a minute into the second period, team-leading goal scorer Brad Marchand extended that lead by putting up his 10th of the season. Patrice Bergeron assisted on this goal, along with McQuaid's, so he has now had 100 multi-point games in his career.
About five minutes later in the period, David Krejci extended the Bruins' lead to 3-1. That goal, his fifth of the season, was snapped so forcefully into Evgeni Nabokov's net that the water bottle resting on top of it flew off and split open.
Gregory Campbell later scored on an empty net to give Boston their 4-1 win, their second consecutive victory by a three-goal margin.
Though the second period of the game was a busy one for the men who open the penalty box doors--for both teams--the Bruins' penalty kill stayed perfect and improved to a 95.1 percent kill rate, which still leads the league. Their power play, though, remains unremarkable and among the league's worst. But then the third period was completely penalty-free on both ends.
Now that the road trip is over, the Bruins are back home on Feb. 28 to face the Ottawa Senators at 7 p.m.