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Bruins Eliminated From Playoffs in 6-2 Loss to Islanders

The Boston Bruins were eliminated from the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs in a 4-2 defeat to the New York Islanders in Game 6 of their second-round playoff series Wednesday night at Nassau Coliseum.
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Bruins Eliminated From Playoffs in 6-2 Loss to Islanders The Boston Bruins were eliminated from the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs in a 4-2 defeat to the New York Islanders in Game 6 of their second-round playoff series Wednesday night at Nassau Coliseum.
By Nick Goss Published June 9, 2021 Updated on June 9, 2021 at 11:39 pm
> DEFINITELY FELT LIKE IT. RAUL, THANK YOU. IT WAS AT LEAST A MEMORABLE RUN FOR FANS, ESPECIALLY WITH THE GARDEN OPENING UP TO FULL CAPACITY FOR THE LAST FEW GAMES. THAT PORTION OF IT WAS NICE, WASN\u2019T IT? OUR TEAM COVERAGE CONTINUES WITH NBC 10\u2019S MALCOLM JOHNSON LIVE IN BOSTON WITH REACTION. MALCOLM? >> THE GLASS HALF FULL, SHANNON. I LIKE YOUR APPROACH TO THINGS. WE TALKED ABOUT THE NEGATIVE IN ALL OF THIS. THE BRUINS LOSING THIS LOSS NOW THEIR THIRD CONSECUTIVE LOSS IN A ROW. THE FIRST TIME THAT WE HAD SEEN THAT ALL SEASON. AND BECAUSE OF IT, THE BRUINS ARE NOW ELIMINATED FROM THE POSTSEASON. TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE VIDEO WE SHOT EARLIER THIS EVENING. FANS AT LOCAL BARS WITNESS THE BRUINS GET ELIMINATED IN THE SECOND ROUND FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE SEASON. THE BRUINS HAD A TOUGH TIME GETTING SHOTS ON GOAL EARLY IN THE GAME. FANS WE SPOKE TO LEFT THE BAR DOWN AND DEJECTED. >> TONIGHT CLEARLY IT WAS GOOD RUN OVERALL. I THINK THEY GET THEM NEXT YEAR. >> A REALLY GOOD YEAR. IT\u2019S SAD. I DON\u2019T KNOW. REALLY THOUGHT 2018 WAS GOING TO BE OUR YEAR. >> MARSHAWN LOOKED REALLY GOOD. HE CAME IN CLUTCH A COUPLE OF TIMES. BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, THE ISLANDERS WON. IT\u2019S PRETTY SAD. >> I WAS TELLING MY BUDDY. THE LAST PROBABLY FIVE OR SIX GAMES I\u2019VE GONE OUT TO WATCH THE BRUINS, I THINK THEY\u2019VE LOST EVERY GAME. SO I\u2019M GOING TO STAY AWAY FROM THAT SCENE FOR A WHILE. PROBABLY JUST SIT ON MY COUCH THE NEXT FIVE YEARS AND WATCH THEM. >> CHANGE THE GAME PLAN. >> CHANGE THE GAME PLAN. >> Reporter: AND WE\u2019RE GOING TO TRY AND LEAVE YOU ON A POSITIVE NOTE. ONE OF THOSE FANS THERE TALKING ABOUT MARCHAND AND HIS GOOD PLAY. HE NOW HAS EIGHT GOALS IN ELIMINATION GAMES. HE IS NOW SECOND IN FRANCHISE HISTORY IN THAT STATISTIC.","video_id":"1907292739951_620","video_length":"110444","video_provider":"mpx","alleypack_schedule_unpublish":"","feed_remote_id":"mpx_1907292739951","feed_thumbnail_url":""}" data-livestream="false" data-title="Bruins Fans Disappointed After End of Season" data-vidcid="1:5:2402029" data-vidurl="https://www.nbcboston.com/on-air/as-seen-on/bruins-fans-disappointed-after-end-of-season/2402029/" data-islead="true" data-catnames="{"1813":"On Air","1814":"As Seen On","206944":"News","858":"Sports"}" data-tagnames="{"13819":"Boston Bruins","13832":"hockey","12006":"New York Islanders","3994":"NHL","21768":"Stanley Cup Playoffs"}" data-customdata="{"ContentPartner":"None","Source":"WEBFM","SyndicationAllowed":"true","mSNVideoCategories":"MSN Video v4 Connector-most watched news","mSNVideoContentSupplierID":"NBC_Local","mSNVideoCountry":"us","subtitle":"nosubtitle","uploadedByTeam":"1","youtubeChannel":"None"}" data-autoplay="true" data-cplay="true">
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The Boston Bruins were eliminated from the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs in a 6-2 defeat to the New York Islanders in Game 6 of their second-round playoff series Wednesday night at Nassau Coliseum.

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The Bruins and Islanders were tied at one entering the second period, and that's when New York broke the game open with three unanswered goals.

The B's got a power-play tally in the third period, but they never seriously threatened the Islanders' lead. New York's defensive structure and the excellent goaltending of Semyon Varlamov were too much for the B's to overcome in the final 20 minutes of regulation. In fact, the Bruins actually had zero shots on goal over a 13-minute span in the third period.

The Bruins hadn't lost three consecutive games all season until this series. The Islanders lost Game 3 in overtime and won the next three matchups to close out the series.

Here's how Game 6 unfolded.

FINAL SCORE: Islanders 6, Bruins 2

BOX SCORE

SERIES: Islanders win 4-2

HIGHLIGHTS

The Islanders opened the scoring when Travis Zajac found a loose puck in front of the net and shot it past B's goalie Tuukka Rask.

TRAVIS ZAJAC!

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