Tampa Bay Sports Day

NHL: Lightning Concludes Road trip with 4-3 Shootout Win over the Boston Bruins

BOSTON – Tampa Bay concluded its season long-tying six-game road trip with a 4-3 shootout win over the Boston Bruins Thursday night at TD Garden.

Steven Stamkos was the only player from either team to convert in the shootout after successfully making his fourth round attempt. Victor Hedman, Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov were all stoppd on their shootout attempts.

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 34-of-37 shots and denied all four Boston shootout shots to earn his fourth win and improve to 4-1-0 on the season.

The Bruins  netted the game’s opening goal, David Pastrnak scoring six seconds into the Bruins’ first power play to put them ahead 1-0 at 9:34 of the first period.

Brayden Point beat the buzzer to tie the game 1-1, the Lightning centerman scoring his third goal of the season on a breakaway with 0.8 seconds left in the first period.

Boston scored its second power-play goal of the game at 7:26 of the second period, this time Patrice Bergeron lighting the lamp, to put the Bruins back in front 2-1.

The Lightning’s  Mathieu Joseph slammed home a rebound at 10:32 of the second period to register his second goal of the season and level the score 2-2.

Tampa Bay took its first lead of the game at 15:13 of the third period, Kevin Shattenkirk netting his fourth goal of the season, tied with Steven Stamkos for most on the team.

Boston scored for a third time on the power play to tie the game 3-3 with 3:05 remaining in regulation and force overtime and the eventual shootout. David Pastrnak netted his second goal of the game. Tampa Bay allowed three power-play goals to an opponent for the first time since a 6-5 overtime win at Philadelphia on Nov. 11, 2018.

Boston outshot the Lightning 37-36. Point led the Bolts with five shots.

The Lightning improved to 4-2-1 (9 points) and have won back-to-back games for the first time this season.

The Lightning return home to AMALIE Arena for a three-game set starting Saturday, October 19 versus Colorado. The Bolts finished the road trip with a 3-2-1 record and collected seven of a possible 12 points.