Final

Series (Game 1 of 1)

New York leads 1-0

Game 1: Sunday, September 21st
Bruins2Final
Islanders6

Bruins 2

(1-1-0, 2 pts)

Islanders 6

(3-0-0, 6 pts)

4:00 PM ET, September 21, 2003

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

1 2 3 T
BOS 0 0 22
NYI 4 2 06

Top Skaters

NY ISLANDERS 6, BOSTON 2

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Michael Peca had three assists and New York used a well-balanced offense to top the Boston Bruins 6-2 Sunday in an exhibition game.

New York got goals from six players to spoil goalie Felix Potvin's debut with the Bruins. Potvin, signed as a free agent after playing last season with Los Angeles, allowed six goals -- four in the first period -- on 16 shots.

Justin Mapletoft, Justin Papineau, Sven Butenschon (power play) and Eric Godard scored in the first period for New York. The first two goals came 39 seconds apart in the opening 3:30 of the game.

Jason Blake and Trent Hunter scored in the second period for the Islanders.

Patrice Bergeron, Boston's 18-year-old center, scored his second goal of the preseason during a third-period power play. Michal Grosek added a goal with 3:36 left for the Bruins.

Rick DiPietro made 28 saves for the Islanders. Tim Thomas stopped all 10 shots he faced in relief of Potvin.

All four of New York's first-period scorers, as well as DiPietro and Hunter, played at least part of last season with New York's AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers -- the main tenant of the Arena at Harbor Yard.

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