Live In-Game Blog: Boston at Tampa Bay

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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