Bruins crush Islanders, run win streak to 8

Chris Kelly had two goals and one assist and 0, on Saturday night for game winning streak in almost three years.

Patrice Bergeron, Nathan Horton, Andrew Ference and Zdeno Chara also scored for Boston while Tim Thomas had 23 saves for his second shutout of the season.

The Bruins scored three goals in both the first and third periods. They hadn't won eight straight games since capturing 10 in a row from December 12, 2008 through January 1, 2009.

Their streak includes two victories over the Islanders, who have lost five of their last six.

Rick DiPietro allowed three goals on 13 shots in the first period. Anders Nilsson backstopped a scoreless second period, then gave up three goals on 11 shots in the third.