Lightning – 5, Bruins –3.
0:00: Lightning win 5-3.
0:20: Lightning Score! Stamkos nets his 31st of the season to increase his league lead. He puts it into the empty net from inside his blueline. Assist to Lecavalier.
0:26: Great pressure by Boston. Gilroy blocks a wrap around by Seguin and Garon makes a huge stop on a Chara slap shot. Boston calls a time out to rest their star players.
1:00: Bruins have strong pressure and Thomas have left the net to give Boston the 6 on 5 advantage.
2:59: Bruins have strong pressure after the goal. Garon makes a big save on Lucic to keep the Lightning up by one.
3:45: Lightning score! A strong breakout and a snipe by Moore puts the Lightning ahead. Assisted by Downie and Malone.
4:57: Lightning have a good scoring chance. Thompson and McQuaid shove each other after the whistle.
6:46: Bruins kill off penalty. Stamkos given a tripping call on Seguin who is given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for tripping. 4 on 4 play.
9:07: Bruins score! Paille scores shorthanded on a breakaway. Assisted by Seidenberg and Chara. Tie game.
9:46: Milan Lucic goes off for interference. Lightning with their 4th power play of the game, but have yet to score.
12:15: Good back and forth pressure. Lightning forced to ice it after hard pressure by Boston. Tv timeout saves them from having to take a timeout.
15:02: Lightning score! A Bruins giveaway behind their goal line sets up Malone with a good chance which he buries. Assists to Thompson and Moore.
16:50: Bruins kill off penalty and Paille gets a breakaway right after. Garon with a huge save to keep the game tied.
0:00: Thomas makes the save of the game against a Teddy Purcell one timed slapshot. Period ends when the Bruins clears the puck. Lightning still have power play when the third starts. Shots 11-10 in favor of Boston for the second period, 21-17 for the game favoring Tampa. Scored still tied at 2.
0:37: Seidenberg goes off for holding, Lightning to the powerplay for the remainder of the period and the beginning of the 3rd if necessary.
1:34: Stamkos breaks his stick which leads to a Boston chance but Garon makes a few saves.
3:12: Horton scores his second of the game! Garon leaves a juicy rebound on shot right off of faceoff and Horton buries it. Assists to Ference and Krejci.
3:16: Players slowing down a little as the ice becomes sloppy. Lightning ice the puck.
5:45: Lightning score! Tom Pyatt pokes puck in. Gilroy does a good job of keeping puck in and Downie throws towards the net. Thomas came out but Pyatt is able to get the puck past him. Assists for Downie and Gilroy.
7:27: Bruins having good pressure, but Garon following Thomas in coming up with big saves.
8:46: Lightning can’t score on a 3-1 that included St. Louis, Lecavalier, and Stamkos. Stamkos’ shot hits post and sits on goal line. Lightning pressure building after giving up that goal.
10:01: Lightning have strong penalty kill.
12:55: Lecavalier goes off for holding.
15:32: Bruins score! Horton scores on a rebound after a nice save by Garon. Unassisted.
20:00: Teams back on ice for second period.
0:00: Bruins win faceoff to corner. Lightning take a 1-0 lead into the intermission.
0:04: Thornton goes off for holding St. Louis.
0:58: Bruins take advantage of tired Bolts but Garon makes a few key saves.
2:14: Bruins kill off penalty, 2 shots for the Lightning. Lightning ice the puck, Bruins have offensive faceoff.
4:24: Lightning having good looks on the powerplay. Lecavalier just hit the post.
5:36: Lightning to the power play. Ference goes off for interference.
6:46: Strong, aggressive penalty kill for the Lightning. Not one good look for the Bruins.
10:08: Back and forth action. Moore to the box for elbowing, Bruins have their 2nd powerplay of the game after 2 shots on the first one.
12:49: 1-0 Lightning. St. Louis works puck around and Lecavalier buries puck after scramble out front. Assist to Matt Gilroy and Marty St. Louis.
14:19: Lightning have chances. Downie, Stamkos, and Connolly all with good scoring oppertunities but turned aside by Thomas.
16:01: Lightning kill off penalty though Boston had a few good looks. Garon looking sharp early.
18:02: Lightning have good pressure to start. Gervais goes off for high sticking, Boston to the powerplay.
20:00: Puck drop underway. Garon in net for the TBL, Thomas for BOS.
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