Stamkos scores in shootout, Lightning beat Bruins 4-3


TAMPA, FL – MAY 11: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal on Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals during the third period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 11, 2018 […]

BOSTON (AP) — 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.


Lightning: Host Colorado on Saturday.

Bruins: Visit Toronto on Saturday.

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