B's top line finally finding its groove

Nathan Horton makes an important leap toward regaining his timing, confidence

Updated: November 8, 2011, 12:44 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins have never been so happy to be in second-to-last place in the Eastern Conference.

The defending Stanley Cup champions finally dug themselves out of the basement with an impressive 6-2 victory over fellow conference cellar dwellers the New York Islanders on Monday night at TD Garden. The Bruins extend their season-high winning streak to three games -- Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs and the Islanders -- and have now outscored their opponents 18-5 during that ...

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