Balanced blowout over Isles sends Bruins to Montreal on 8-win streak

Kelly/By S. Bradley

The Bruins got at least one goal from each of their top three lines plus two goals from their defense in a 6-0 road rout of the New York Islanders tonight.

Center Chris Kelly was the big producer with two goals and one assist, his first three-point game as a Bruin.

Kelly now has four goals and two assists in the Bruins’ last four games. The Bruins have won eight in a row.

Tim Thomas recorded a pretty easy shutout with just 23 saves. He was particularly untested in the first period, when the Bruins outshot the Isles, 13-2. Thomas now has 28 career shutouts, which put him third on the Bruins’ all-time list.

The Bruins are now among the top eight teams in the Eastern Conference and are just two points back of first place in the Northeast Division, as they head to Montreal for a showdown with the hated Canadiens Monday night. The last time the Bruins faced Montreal, they lost both ends of a home-and-home series. They haven’t lost since.

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