Hedman lifts Lightning over Bruins 3-2 – Boston News Weather Sports

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Victor Hedman got the go-ahead with 6:31 left and the Tampa Bay Lightning set a team record with their 11th straight home win by beating the NHL-best Boston Bruins 3-2 Thursday night .

Brayden Points’ pass to Steven Stamkos in a 2-on-1 went wide, but the puck went straight to Hedman. His shot from the left circle beat Linus Ullmark after the Boston goalie was run over by teammate Brandon Carlo, breaking a 2-all tie.

The Lightning hit the franchise mark for back-to-back home wins set in 2019-20. They ended Boston’s six-game winning streak and the Bruins’ seven-straight road win streak.

Brandon Hagel and Nikita Kucherov also scored for Tampa Bay, which defeated the Bruins for the first time in three tries this season. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 37 saves.

Brad Marchand and Pavel Zacha had the goals for the Bruins, who fell to 38-6-4. Ullmark stopped 32 shots.

It took the Lightning just 30 seconds to capitalize on their first power play and take a 1-0 lead. Hagel remained alone in the front, took a pass from Kucherov and beat Ullmark 10:42 over the blocker.

Vasilevskiy maintained the lead late in the third by robbing Zacha and David Pastrnak less than a minute apart.

The goalkeepers also showed excellent performances in the second game. Vasilevskiy fended off Hampus Lindholm, who was alone between the hashmarks, five minutes into the period. Eight minutes later, Ullmark Point stopped on a breakaway and Stamkos on a wide-open 15-foot slot from the slot.

However, Marchand brought the Bruins to 1 when he defeated Vasilevskiy with a low wrist shot from the left circle at 16:58.

The Lightning went 2-1 up 58 seconds into the third period when Stamkos won a faceoff on Kucherov, who whipped a shot past Ullmark. But the Bruins equalized at 2:24 after a goal from Zacha, who finished a three-way passing play.


Bruins: Continue a five-game trip in Florida Saturday night.

Lightning: Complete a three-game homestand against Los Angeles on Saturday night.


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