The Boston Bruins fell, 3-2, in overtime Saturday night as Steven Stamkos’ game-winner sent Lightning fans home happy. Tampa Bay gave the B’s their first overtime loss of the season.
Tampa got on the board first — in the first period — as Taylor Raddysh, on a breakaway, backhanded his first NHL goal behind Jeremy Swayman. The Lightning then padded their lead in the second period as Ondrej Palat’s pass was redirected into the net make it 2-0 Tampa.
However, Boston was able to scrape a point out of their comeback. With not much time left in the second, Erik Haula fed a beautiful through-the-legs backhand pass while facing the other way to Charlie Coyle, who one-timed it past Andrei Vasilevskiy to make it a one-goal affair.
The Bruins quickly followed with another, as with just under five minutes played in the third Curtis Lazar dangled past a defender before roofing the game-tier with his backhand.
Neither team was able to capitalize on the several chances they had in the third, and it was sent to overtime.
David Pastrnak had the game on his stick, as he was on a breakaway but instead lost control when trying to make a move on Vasilevskiy. The Lightning then went the other way on a 2-on-1, and Stamkos slap-shotted it home to give Tampa the victory.
The Bruins will take on the Canucks Wednesday night, in Vancouver.
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