NHL Game Summary - Tampa Bay at Boston|
(Thursday, April 25th)
Final Score: Boston 2, Tampa Bay 0
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Tuukka Rask notched his fifth shutout of the
season with a 30-save effort, as the Boston Bruins stymied the Tampa Bay
Lightning, 2-0, at TD Garden.
Dennis Seidenberg and Daniel Paille each scored in the second period for the
Bruins, who won for just the second time in their last seven games.
Boston sits second in the Eastern Conference and at the top of the Northeast
Division with 61 points. Montreal also has the same amount of points, but the
Bruins have two games remaining to the Canadiens' one.
Anders Lindback made 22 saves for Tampa Bay, which has dropped seven of eight.
"I feel for our guys because everybody makes mistakes. I think, truthfully, we
may have made less mistakes than the Bruins did, but we couldn't bury our
chances," said Lightning head coach Jon Cooper.
After being outshot 9-4 through the opening 20 minutes, the Bruins doubled
their total while beating Lindback twice in the middle frame.
Seidenberg gathered a drop pass from Brad Marchand and ripped a slap shot from
the right point past Lindback on the far side at the 4:22 mark.
A takeaway by Shawn Thornton in the offensive zone resulted in Gregory
Campbell sending a cross-ice pass that Paille hammered behind the Tampa Bay
goalie at 13:31.
Rask turned away 12 shots in the third period to preserve his 16th career
"Overall I thought we played hard. We moved the puck quickly, and when there
was a breakdown Tuukka (Rask) was there to make the big saves. I know if we
keep playing that way we will only get better," Bruins coach Claude Julien
This game was originally scheduled to be played on Feb. 9, but a blizzard
forced a postponement ... Boston improved to 11-2-1 against Southeast Division
clubs this season ... Including the playoffs, the Lightning have won just five
games all-time in Boston ... The Lightning lost their final seven road games
and finished with a 6-16-2 record as a visitor this year ... Tampa Bay closes
out its campaign by hosting Florida on Saturday.
04/26 02:51:35 ET