raziness, just absolute craziness for the second game in a row. The New York Islanders mounted another unlikely road comeback just when things looked bad, and came away with a 5-3 victory on New Year's Eve in Boston.

Another lethargic opening period for the Islanders had them down 1-0 at the first intermission, but this time they responded quickly in the second and tied it at 1-1 on Frans Nielsen's power play goal, a one-timer from John Tavares.

The Bruins had struck first on a broken play started by Jarome Iginla's shot from the right wing, where David Krejci eluded Casey Cizikas to a bouncing rebound and then won another rebound to flip the puck into an open net after Evgeni Nabokov had made two initial saves.

So things were going well -- the Isles may have even been robbed when Cal Clutterbuck swept a puck toward the goal line which appeared not to go in on video review, though MSG broadcasters insisted that it did (it was tough to tell which black spot was the puck and which was part of a stick).

But some bad breaks caught the Isles in quick succession, first Calvin de Haan receiving just his second penalty (Patrice Bergeron scored on the power play), then Zdeno Chara taking advantage of Evgeni Nabokov losing his stick, turning a 1-1 game into a 3-1 Bruins lead in a 25-second span.