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NY ISLANDERS 6, BOSTON 2

9/21/2003

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.