Bergeron gets 1,000 points, the Bruins lead the Lightning and get their seventh straight win

TampaPatrice Bergeron Caught an assist for his 1,000th NHL point, the Boston Bruins defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 at Amalie Arena on Monday.

Bergeron, the Bruins’ captain, caught a secondary pass on a goaltender Brad Marchand at 15:08 of the second period to give Boston a 4-1 lead. He has 409 goals and 591 assists in 1,235 matches.

“It’s a special game that gives you a lot, and you obviously go through a lot of ups and downs,” Bergeron said. “But in the end, all you remember are those memories and the friendships and the guys you go to battle with. It was a special moment.”

Video: BOS @ TBL: Bergeron’s 1,000th point against Marchand

The entire Bruins team came off the bench to celebrate with Bergeron after the goal was scored.

“It’s a private moment and it doesn’t happen often,” Marchand said. “Obviously, it couldn’t have been with a better man. It’s another milestone in such a great career.”

Bergeron is the fourth Bruins player to reach 1,000 points, joining Ray Bourque (1,506), Johnny Busiek (1,339) and Phil Esposito (1,012).

“If he had any kind of cheating in his game, he could have 1,200 or 1,300 points,” said Boston coach Jim Montgomery. “But he’s so dedicated to playing the game the right way and helping the team succeed. He always thinks he’s a team, he’s great.”

David Krejci He had a goal and an assist for the Bruins (17-2-0), who have won seven straight victories. Linus Ullmark Made 32 exports.

Video: BOS @ TBL: Krejci skates and knocks a home run

Nicholas Paul He scored twice for the Lightning (11-7-1), whose four-game winning streak came to an end. Andrey Vasilevsky He made 24 saves.

“We’re hurting ourselves a little bit with the attention to detail,” said Paul. “It’s hard to take the positives when a team loses. Yes, I had two goals tonight, but when we lose it’s not that great.”

Paul put Tampa Bay ahead 1-0 at 8:57 of the first period with a shot from inside the left faceoff circle.

Krecci tied the game at 1-1 at 15:36 with a slap shot over the right circle that flew off Vasilevsky’s platform and into the net.

Nick Foligno Boston put it ahead 2-1 at 5:07 of the second with a powerful rebound off a shot Pavel Zacha. Foligno received five stitches after being slapped in the face by a Boston defender Hambus Lindholm.

“It’s part of being at the front of the grid, and sometimes you’ll take one,” said Foligno. “We went out in the second and took charge, so it was nice to be able to have that and go forward. It’s what happens with our team, we just come in waves. Good teams do that, and it’s very difficult to stop them.”

Video: BOS @ TBL: Foligno sets a goal on power play

Charlie Coyle He made it 3-1 at 5:38 with a close range goal that was initially waved as the net dislodged, but a video review initiated by the NHL Situation Room determined that the ball crossed the goal line first.

to David Buster He scored the Bruins’ power-play goal at 3:51 of the third period to extend the lead to 5-1. Shoot from the bottom left circle after passing through the crease from Jake Debrusek.

“Penalties, turnovers, a little bit of structure, in the end they probably weathered a little storm in the first period and came out 1-1,” Lightning coach John Cooper said. “Then they threw a storm at us and it was 4-1. That was the difference in the game.”

Rudolf Balzer He made it 5-2 at 4:02 with his first goal since joining the Lightning after being granted waivers by the Florida Panthers on November 12. Paul scored his second power play goal at 10:38 to make it 5-3.

“I think the first and third half I thought we pretty much had the game under control,” said Tampa Bay forward Pat Maron He said. “Momentum fades when you play well and then you get a PK. We don’t make our best players out there.”

Notes: Bruins Center Trent Frederick He left the game in the second half with an upper body injury day in and day out. … lightning ahead Ross Colton (Upper body) It was a late scratch. … Bergeron is the 41st NHL player to score 1,000 points with one team. … Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy assists and has eight assists in a four-point streak. … Pastrnak has 10 points (four goals and six assists) over seven straight points. … Maroon had two assists.

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