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Sillinger’s third period goal stands up to give Isles 4-1 win over Bruins

Sillinger, who got the only assist on Jeff Tambellini’s first goal of the season in the opening period, shook off an injury and scored his 19th at 10:56. That gave the Islanders at least one standings point for the 11th time in 12 games (7-1-4).

New York, starting its second seven-game homestand of the season, moved into a three-way tie for eighth place in the Eastern Conference – one point behind Carolina.

Boston is mired in 12th place, eight points behind the playoff cutoff. This was not how the Bruins wanted to begin a season-high, six-game road trip.

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Rick DiPietro made 24 saves and allowed two goals or fewer for the sixth time in seven games. Randy Robitaille sealed the win with a goal with 3:15 left and another into an empty-net.

Glen Murray scored for Boston, which lost for just the second time in six games. Tim Thomas finished with 34 saves.