Tampa – Victor Hedman Breaking the tie in the third period, the Tampa Bay Lightning ended the Boston Bruins’ six-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory over Amalie Arena on Thursday.
Bryden Point He had a goal and two assists, and Nikita Kucherov He had three assists for the Lightning (31-15-1), who tied their record with their 11th consecutive home win. Andrey Vasilevsky Made 37 saves.
“It was a fast-paced game. It felt like a playoff,” said the Tampa Bay forward. Anthony Cirelli He said. “Especially with the crowd coming in. It was a good two teams, and we were lucky enough to come out on top.”
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Brad Marchand And Pavel Zacha record f Linus Ullmark Made 32 saves for the Bruins (38-6-4), who won seven straight on the road.
“I thought [Ullmark] Boston coach Jim Montgomery said, “It was a great performance. I think he made a lot of the balls look easy. He was in a good position. Vasilevskiy played great, too. He made a lot of quality saves. It was a playoff.”
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Hedman made it 3-2 at 13:19 with a one-timer from the left standoff circle past a Bruins defenseman. Brandon Carlow I accidentally knocked over Allmark, leaving part of the net open. Hedman said he noticed the goalkeeper fell.
“Yeah, I’m sure of that, I didn’t know who [made contact with him]”I knew if he had been our man, they would have blown the whistle,” Hedman said. “Very lucky.”
With Allmark pulling in the extra striker, David Pasternak Had a chance to hook it up with one timer from the left circle, but Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev The shot was blocked four seconds ago.
“These last two games tied up really well in the third period and we managed to get them out and shut them down at the end,” said Tampa Bay coach John Cooper. “That’s a good sign for us. We dig deep when a game is on the line and it’s late.”
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Brandon Hagel He gave the Lightning a 1-0 lead with a power play goal at 10:42 of the first period after Kucherov found it open to the net.
Marchand tied the game at 1-1 at 16:58 of the second half with a wrist shot from the left circle to the far post from a pass. Connor Clifton.
“I just rode [the ice]So they were tired, Clifton said. “I heard Mars yell for it, so get it. It was back and forth all night. They’re obviously a really good team, and I’m sure we’ll see them in the future.”
The Lightning went back to a 2-1 lead 58 seconds into the third when Kucherov’s snap shot from the left circle was deflected into Point’s skate.
“I think those last two games, things are moving in the right direction,” Cirelli said of Tampa Bay, which was victorious 4-2 over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday. “We’re playing with more structure, kind of limiting our spin. When we do that, I think we’ll be good.”
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Zaka tied it 2-2 at 2:24 from the right circle from a lane David Krejci.
transformation before [that] “We scored a goal, so I wanted it back so badly,” Krejci said. We were trying to create some chances.”
Bruins Defenseman Charlie McAvoy He appeared to injure his shoulder after hitting the boards early in the third period, but he came back after a few shifts and Montgomery said he was fine.
“He’s a warrior, glad he’s back,” Montgomery said. “I think that’s the biggest positive of the game. He’s come in really strong on those boards and he’s healthy, so that’s good.”
Notes: The Lightning also won 11 straight home games from December 23, 2019, to February 15, 2020. … Kucherov had nine points (two goals and seven assists) during a five-point streak. … Point has three multi-point games in its past five games. … Vasilevskiy played his 400th game in the National Hockey League. … Marchand has nine points (three goals and six assists) in seven straight points. … Allmark is 3-6-0 against Tampa Bay.