The shorthanded Boston Bruins picked up a massive 2-1 overtime win over the Tampa Bay Lightning Friday night as Charlie Coyle potted the overtime winner to take sole possession of third place in the Atlantic Division.
47 seconds into the second period, Jake DeBrusk got Boston on the board with a backhander through the legs of Andrei Vasilevskiy that was set up by Brad Marchand. But just a couple of minutes later though Pierre-Edouard Bellemare put one past Linus Ullmark to tie it at 1-1.
Coyle scored the overtime-winner by corraling it from gathering a deflection across the glass and ripping it past Vasilevskiy with less than two minutes left in overtime.
With that, here’s a look at the relevant Atlantic Division standings:
2. TOR — 71 GP, 98 PTS
3. BOS — 71 GP, 95 PTS
4. TBL — 71 GP, 94 PTS
Tampa does pick up a point due it ending in overtime while Toronto picked up a win over the Stars yesterday to pad their lead on Boston and Tampa. The Leafs remain eight points behind the division-leading Panthers though.
Boston will end their four-game road trip Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. ET against the Capitals before returning home to face the Blues Tuesday night.
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