Bruins lose game and Chara…Quick record in L.A.
(AP) — On NHL ice, the Boston Bruins lost the game to the New York Islanders 3-2 and then waited to find out how long they will be without their captain and No. 1 defenseman, Zdeno Chara.
The 2009 Norris Trophy winner left in the first period with an undisclosed injury and didn’t return. Coach Claude Julien said after the game he had no update, but inside the Boston locker room, Chara’s teammates seemed resigned to a long absence.
Former Bruins backup Chad Johnson stopped 30 shots, and Kyle Okposo scored the go-ahead goal in the second period for the Isles.
In other hockey:
— Jonathan Quick made 29 saves to set the Kings franchise record with his 33rd career shutout, and Los Angeles beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 for its fifth consecutive victory.
— Detroit nipped Pittsburgh 4-3. Justin Abdelkader’s goal 4:16 into overtime capped a dramatic Detroit rally. The Red Wings scored twice with their goalie pulled in the final 2:39 of regulation, tying the game on Niklas Kronwall’s goal with 38.9 seconds to play.
— James Neal scored a natural hat trick on his bobble head night, and the Nashville Predators edged the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 to become the last NHL team still unbeaten in regulation this season.
— Ryan Miller made 31 saves in his return to St. Louis and the Vancouver Canucks scored three times in the third period to beat the Blues 4-1.
__Minnesota blanked Arizona 2-0. Darcy Kuemper made 26 saves for his third shutout of the season for the Wild.
— Calgary blanked Carolina 5-0. Jonas Hiller got the shutout with 16 saves.
— Columbus rallied for a 5-4 win at San Jose. Mark Letestu scored twice, including the game-winner with 20.7 seconds left.