Ryan Donato scored the decisive shootout goal in his NHL return, Tuukka Rask made 28 saves and the Boston Bruins outlasted the New York Islanders 2-1 on Thursday night.

Donato, recalled Wednesday after a demotion to Providence of the AHL, tucked the winner past Islanders goalie Robin Lehner on the Bruins’ fourth attempt. Boston has earned at least one point in five of its past six games.

New York Islanders left wing Anders Lee (27) and Boston Bruins defenseman Jeremy Lauzon (79) crash into the boards in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
New York Islanders left wing Anders Lee (27) and Boston Bruins defenseman Jeremy Lauzon (79) crash into the boards in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Brad Marchand scored in regulation for the Bruins, who ended up in their first shootout this season.

The puck goes into the net past Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) as Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) defends against New York Islanders left wing Anthony Beauvillier (18) in the overtime period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. The goal did not count. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
The puck goes into the net past Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) as Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk (74) defends against New York Islanders left wing Anthony Beauvillier (18) in the overtime period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. The goal did not count. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Anders Lee had a goal and Lehner made 35 saves for the Islanders, who lost their second straight game.

New York Islanders right wing Tom Kuhnhackl (14) checks Boston Bruins center Colby Cave (26) in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
New York Islanders right wing Tom Kuhnhackl (14) checks Boston Bruins center Colby Cave (26) in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Lehner allowed just one goal in regulation after giving up three or more in four consecutive starts.

Fans cheer after Boston Bruins center Ryan Donato (17) scored against New York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner (40) during a shootout in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Fans cheer after Boston Bruins center Ryan Donato (17) scored against New York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner (40) during a shootout in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

New York had a goal waved off with 3:47 to play in overtime after Anthony Beauvillier fell behind Rask in the crease before Mathew Barzal flipped the puck over the goaltender.

Fans cheer after Boston Bruins center Ryan Donato (17) celebrates after scoring against New York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner (40) during a shootout in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Fans cheer after Boston Bruins center Ryan Donato (17) celebrates after scoring against New York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner (40) during a shootout in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Lee, the Islanders’ captain, netted his eighth goal of the season with 7:43 left in the first period, poking a rebound through Rask’s pads after Scott Mayfield sent the puck on net from the right circle.

New York Islanders defensemen Johnny Boychuk (55) and Nick Leddy (2) keep Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) from the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
New York Islanders defensemen Johnny Boychuk (55) and Nick Leddy (2) keep Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) from the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Lee’s goal came seconds after a delayed penalty drawn by Barzal.

Marchand tied it for Boston with 7:51 to play in the second following Nick Leddy’s high-sticking penalty. Marchand rocketed a one-timer from the right circle off a feed from David Pastrnak.

Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk (48) defends against New York Islanders left wing Anders Lee (27) as Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) covers the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk (48) defends against New York Islanders left wing Anders Lee (27) as Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) covers the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Marchand’s tally snapped a seven-game goal drought and was his first since scoring once in a 4-1 win against Vegas on Nov. 11.

Teammates help New York Islanders left wing Anthony Beauvillier (18) off the ice after he was injured in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Teammates help New York Islanders left wing Anthony Beauvillier (18) off the ice after he was injured in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The Islanders and Bruins meet twice more this season, next on Feb. 5 in Boston.

Boston Bruins center Sean Kuraly (52) is defended by New York Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock (6) as Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner (40) protects the net in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Bruins center Sean Kuraly (52) is defended by New York Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock (6) as Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner (40) protects the net in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

NOTES: The Bruins retired longtime right wing Rick Middleton’s No. 16 before the game. Middleton, nicknamed “Nifty,” spent 12 seasons (1976-88) with Boston and ranks third in team history in goals (402) and fourth in points (898). … Bruins backup goalie Jaroslav Halak played 177 games (170 starts) for the Islanders from 2014-18, posting an 88-65-19 record with a 2.69 goals-against average and .913 save percentage. … Islanders C Valtteri Filppula played in his 900th NHL game. … Boston assigned LW Anders Bjork to Providence before the game.

Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk (48) tries to control the puck against New York Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle (7) in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk (48) tries to control the puck against New York Islanders right wing Jordan Eberle (7) in the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Boston Bruins greats Ray Bourque, Cam Neely and Terry O'Reilly, from left, carry a banner with No. 16 to be raised to the TD Garden rafters during a ceremony to retire Rick Middleton's number, before an NHL hockey game between the Bruins and the New York Islanders on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Bruins greats Ray Bourque, Cam Neely and Terry O’Reilly, from left, carry a banner with No. 16 to be raised to the TD Garden rafters during a ceremony to retire Rick Middleton’s number, before an NHL hockey game between the Bruins and the New York Islanders on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Islanders: Host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Boston Bruins great Rick Middleton, center, watches as his No. 16  is raised to the TD Garden rafters during a ceremony to retire his number, before an NHL hockey game between the Bruins and the New York Islanders on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Bruins great Rick Middleton, center, watches as his No. 16 is raised to the TD Garden rafters during a ceremony to retire his number, before an NHL hockey game between the Bruins and the New York Islanders on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Bruins: Host the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.

Boston Bruins  great Rick Middleton, center, watches as his No. 16 is raised to the TD Garden rafters during a ceremony to retire his number, before an NHL hockey game between the Boston Bruins and the New York Islanders on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Bruins great Rick Middleton, center, watches as his No. 16 is raised to the TD Garden rafters during a ceremony to retire his number, before an NHL hockey game between the Boston Bruins and the New York Islanders on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Source: The Associated Press

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