Bruins Surrender Lead to Islanders, Lose in OT in Return of Fans to TD Garden

By JIMMY GOLEN
AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) – Anthony Beauvillier scored 21 seconds into overtime and the New York Islanders rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Bruins 4-3 in the first major league sporting event in Boston with fans in attendance since the pandemic shutdown. A mostly masked crowd of 2,191, 12% of capacity, was at the TD Garden to see the Bruins return from a weeklong pause after five players went into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. They cheered heartily when Boston opened a 2-0 lead in the first period; other times, individual shouts could be singled out in the building, which usually holds 17,850 for hockey.

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