Bruins 5, Lightning 2

Peter Pupello  - Lightning Beat Reporter | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:48 AM

In all situations, win or lose, Steven Stamkos just can’t help adding to his league-leading goal total.

Stamkos scored twice more Tuesday night, including once at even strength and an additional time on the power play, but in a 5-2 loss as the Tampa Bay Lightning fell to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden.

Dwayne Roloson, making his fourth consecutive start, stopped 33 of 37 shots for the Lightning, which saw a three-game win streak come to a halt. Martin St. Louis added two assists.

Boston, meanwhile, won for the third consecutive time. The win streak is the Bruins’ longest since stringing together seven straight victories from Dec. 10-28.

Brad Marchand, Benoit Pouliot and Rich Peverley each had third-period goals for the Bruins, which outshot Tampa Bay 38-17 through 60 minutes.

Pouliot broke a 2-2 tie and fired the game-winning goal past Roloson with 11:34 gone in the final frame after Brian Rolston protected the puck behind the net and found his teammate open in the slot.

Marchand added the Bruins' insurance goal at the 15:50 mark of the third period, while Peverley’s 10th of the season into an empty net sealed the contest with just seven seconds to go in regulation. Tim Thomas made 16 saves.

Tampa Bay found itself down 2-1 with nearly six minutes gone in the third, but Stamkos’ second of the night, this time on the power play, drew Tampa Bay even with still more than half the period to play. After Johnny Boychuk was sent off for tripping, Stamkos one-timed a feed from the right circle after taking a pass from Victor Hedman and beat Thomas to the top left corner.

Stamkos now has five goals in his past three games. The Lightning forward’s 55 goals on the season pulled him nine ahead of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin in the highly-contested Rocket Richard Trophy race.

He also had a goal just 5:03 into the first, which opened the scoring and grabbed the Lightning a quick 1-0 lead.

Thornton tied it 5:51 later though after picking up a rebound in front of the net and slipping it past Roloson for his fifth of the year.

After holding the Bruins’ attack off to take a 1-1 tie heading into the first intermission, the Lightning seemed to fall behind, as it registered a shot on goal 34 seconds into the middle frame, but failed to get the next one until after 14 minutes had expired in the period.

Boston outshot Tampa Bay 12-3 in the second, with Seidenberg putting the Bruins up 2-1 before the second horn had sounded signaling the end of 40 minutes.

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, playing in his 1,000th career NHL game, set up three of his team’s goals on the night to record the third three-assist game of his career.

Rolston, meanwhile, now has points in seven straight.
Scoring Summary
1st Period
05:03TBL Steven Stamkos (54) ASST: Martin St. Louis (45) 1 - 0 TBL
10:54BOS Shawn Thornton (5) ASST: Zdeno Chara (34), Gregory Campbell (8) 1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
15:05BOS Dennis Seidenberg (4) ASST: Zdeno Chara (35), David Krejci (34) 2 - 1 BOS
3rd Period
05:46TBL PPG - Steven Stamkos (55) ASST: Victor Hedman (13), Martin St. Louis (46) 2 - 2 Tie
11:34BOS Benoit Pouliot (14) ASST: Brian Rolston (15), Zdeno Chara (36) 3 - 2 BOS
15:50BOS Brad Marchand (26) ASST: Patrice Bergeron (38), Tyler Seguin (35) 4 - 2 BOS
19:53BOS EN - Rich Peverley (10) ASST: David Krejci (35) 5 - 2 BOS
Three Stars of the Game
Zdeno Chara
Zdeno Chara
G: 0Shots: 6
A: 3Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 24:26
Steven Stamkos
Steven Stamkos
G: 2Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: -2TOI: 24:45
Shawn Thornton
Shawn Thornton
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 8:52
Penalty Summary
1st Period
06:11TBL JT Wyman  Holding the stick against  Patrice Bergeron
14:52TBL Keith Aulie  Tripping against  Brad Marchand
2nd Period
04:43BOS Brad Marchand  Cross checking against  Tom Pyatt
13:16TBL Keith Aulie  Roughing against  Gregory Campbell
13:16BOS Gregory Campbell  Roughing against  Keith Aulie
15:21TBL Mike Commodore  Tripping against  Brad Marchand
19:57BOS Tyler Seguin  Tripping against  Teddy Purcell
3rd Period
02:59TBL Tim Wallace  Tripping against  Tyler Seguin
05:23BOS Johnny Boychuk  Tripping against  Steven Stamkos
09:07BOS Tyler Seguin  Hi-sticking against  Ryan Malone
16:01TBL Brian Lee  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/40/5
Faceoff Wins1737
Blocked Shots176
Penalty Minutes1210
2E. BrewerD00-20021:01
3K. AulieD000047:30
7B. ClarkD00-21022:59
11T. PyattC00-21017:42
12R. MaloneL00-22023:29
14B. ConnollyR00-20013:42
15B. LeeD00-21220:05
16T. PurcellL0004019:49
20T. WallaceR000028:30
21B. SegalR000106:06
23M. CommodoreD0010210:50
24T. SmithC00-10013:57
26M. St. LouisR02-22023:53
29B. MikkelsonD00-11011:13
34J. WymanR0000214:42
76P. LabrieL00-1006:14
77V. HedmanD01-20022:02
91S. StamkosC20-25024:45
30D. Roloson3337.89259:31
6G. ZanonD0001012:35
11G. CampbellC0112212:27
12B. RolstonR0110015:10
17M. LucicL0001017:48
19T. SeguinC0113417:21
21A. FerenceD0010016:48
22S. ThorntonL101508:52
23C. KellyC0010011:17
33Z. CharaD0336024:26
37P. BergeronC0111019:04
38J. CaronR0001013:34
44D. SeidenbergD1022024:53
46D. KrejciC0212019:03
49R. PeverleyC1014018:05
54A. McQuaidD0011012:52
55J. BoychukD0012218:39
63B. MarchandL1026218:31
67B. PouliotL1011010:17
30T. Thomas1618.88959:56