Bruins fall to Lightning, 4-3, in shootout

Concord Monitor Sports 1 month ago
Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) and Boston Bruins left wing Danton Heinen (43) compete for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) competes for the puck with Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) along the boards during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Mathieu Joseph (7) scores against Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) maneuvers away from Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn (17) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron celebrates his goal with right wing David Pastrnak (88) during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a pad save against Boston Bruins center Charlie Coyle (13) in the shootout of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Boston. The Lightning won 4-3. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a save against Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk (48) in overtime of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Boston. The Lightning won 4-3 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn (17) and right wing Luke Witkowski (28) celebrate with goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) after the Lightning defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 in a shootout in an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON – Steven Stamkos scored the lone goal in the shootout and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Boston Bruins, 4-3, on Thursday night.

After the first three shooters for both sides failed, Stamkos put a wrist shot past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask for the eventual winner. Jake DeBrusk’s last chance was stopped.

Brayden Point, Mathieu Joseph and Kevin Shattenkirk scored in regulation for Tampa Bay. Andrei Vasilevskiy had 33 saves for the Lightning.

David Pastrnak had two goals and an assist, and Patrice Bergeron added a goal for Boston, which scored three times with a man advantage. Rask stopped 34 shots.

Tampa Bay has won three of four and back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Lightning also notched their 12th win in 64 tries in Boston, improving to 12-46-6.

Shattenkirk gave Tampa Bay a 3-2 lead with 4:47 remaining in regulation. The Bruins’ Pastrnak scored 1:42 later, tying the game at 3-3.

Pastrnak has 13 points, including eight goals and five assists, in the last five games.

Point tied the game at 1 with 1.6 seconds remaining in the first when he converted a feed from Yanni Gourde and flipped the puck past Rask.

Boston’s top line of Pastrnak, Bergeron and Brad Marchand has accounted for 14 of the Bruins’ 19 goals this season.

Notes

Boston F David Krejci was out of the lineup for Boston with an upper-body injury. ... Lightning forward Cedric Paquette began skating but missed his seventh straight game. ... Pastrnak scored five consecutive goals for the Bruins spanning two games. ... Marchand and Torey Krug chipped in with two assists for Boston. Nikita Kucherov was held off the scoresheet for the first time in four games.

Up next

Lightning: Host Colorado on Saturday.

Bruins: Visit Toronto on Saturday.



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