Things started off well, with the Bolts running out of the gates and grabbing the lead midway through Nick Ball’s seventh goal of the season, but Boston were given life late in the period with an easy goal they allowed. Andrey Vasilevsky.
With the game tied, Boston dominated the midsection of the contest, building a huge lead with four unanswered goals.
Tampa Bay made things interesting in the third, scoring twice to cut the deficit to two, but that’s as close as it gets.
With the loss, Tampa Bay sees its four-game winning streak come to an end.
The Bolts will be back in action after Thanksgiving when they host the Blues on Friday.
The first period
TPL 1, POS 0
8:57 Nick Paul (7) – Stephen StamkosAnd the Alex Killorn
After a dominant start, the Lightning got a much deserved first goal of the game nine minutes later. From under the goal line, Stephen Stamkos connected with Nick Paul up front and his shot released two Bruins skaters and beat Linus Ullmark.
TBL 1, BOS 1
15:36 David Craigie (6) – Charlie McAvoy, Matt Grzelecik
David Krejci’s shot from the right circle went on rushing past Andrzej Vasilevski to tie the game late in the first period. Coming from a distance and without any traffic impairing his sight, it was a shot that Vasilevsky had to stop, but he was trapped from his line.
The second period
BOS 2, TBL 1
5:07 Nick Foligno (4) – Pavel Zascha, David Krejci – PPG
Boston took the lead with a power play goal five minutes into the second period. Vasilevsky stopped Pavel Zacha’s timer, but Nick Foligno dove to hit home the rebound by Victor Hedman It can remove her from danger.
BOS 3, TBL 1
5:38 Charlie Coyle (6) – Trent Frederick, Taylor Hall
Initially shooting no goal onto the ice, a quick review revealed that Charlie Coyle had already jammed the puck over the line at the far post as the net came out. It was Boston’s second goal in a 21-second period and opened up a two-goal lead for the visitors.
BOS 4, TBL 1
15:08 Brad Marchand (6) – Jake Debrusque, Patrice Bergeron
Jake DeBrusk’s shot was previously saved Brandon Hagel And it appeared in the air. Brad Marchand swooped in through the hole, placed the glove on the ice and lifted a shot over Vasilevskiy to cap off a Bruins dominant second half. With the secondary assist on goal, Patrice Bergeron scored the 1,000th point of his NHL career.
BOS 5, TBL 1
3:51 David Pasternak (12) – Jake Debrusek, Charlie McAvoy – PPG
The Lightning deficit grew to four on David Pastrnak’s power play goal early in the third. Pastrnak opened at the tailgate and put DeBrusk’s cross feed home.
BOS 5, TBL 2
4:02 Rudolf Balzer (3) – Pat Maron
After just 11 seconds, Pat Maron forced the ball into the hole and Rudolph’s cherry set up his first goal as a Bolt.
BOS 5, TBL 3
10:38 Nick Paul (8) – Victor Hedman, Pat Maron – PPG
Paul’s second goal of the game made it a two-goer midway through the third period. On the power play, Hedman tacked Paul to a one-timer from the right circle that Ullmark couldn’t block.