Bergeron Scores Two Goals In 1000th Career Game, Bruins Beat Islanders

BOSTON (AP) — Patrice Bergeron celebrated his 1,000th career game with a pair of goals as the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Bergeron, just the fifth player in Bruins’ history to play 1,000 games with the club, scored early in the second period and added an empty-netter in the final minute.

Peter Cehlarik also scored and Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots for the Bruins, who handed the Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders their first regulation loss in more than three weeks.

Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak assisted on both of Bergeron’s goals.

Jordan Eberle scored for the Islanders and Robin Lehner finished with 24 saves.