Flash breakout with overtime win in Boston
Despite being dominated for extended periods on Saturday night in Boston, the Lightning escaped TD Garden with a 3-2 overtime win over the Bruins.
The performance was certainly not what Tampa Bay wanted but they will absolutely take the result.
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The Bolts took a 2-0 lead thanks to a shorthanded goal of Taylor raddysh And one Ondrej Palat pass that deflected into Boston’s net on a defenseman’s skate. After the Bruins equalized and sent the game into overtime, Steven stamkos scored the winner of the match, burying a slapshot on a strange man who passed Jeremy Swayman.
The real hero of the Lightning on Saturday was Andrei Vasilevskiy, who had a season-high with 37 saves and kept Boston’s offense in check even as they dominated possession. The Bruins dominated Tampa Bay 39-25 on Saturday.
The Bolts now head to Philadelphia, where they face the Flyers on Sunday in the second half of the game in a row.
TBL 1, BOS 0
14:13 Taylor Raddysh (1) – Mikhail Sergachev – SHG
Taylor Raddysh’s first career NHL goal was magnificent and put the Bolts ahead from a shorthanded penalty. Mikhail Sergachev’s relief attempt was blocked by Mike Reilly just outside the blue line. Raddysh skated in the free puck, setting up a one-man run against the Boston defenseman. Raddysh pushed his way around Reilly and made a nice feint on Jeremy Swayman who opened up space at the near post for the shorthanded goal. As well as being Raddysh’s first career goal, it is also the first shorthanded goal the Lightning has scored this season.
TBL 2, BOS 0
3:36 Ondrej Palat (6) – Antoine Cirelli, Victor hedman
A lucky rebound helped the Lightning double their lead early in the second period. In the race, Ondrej Palat tried to cross for Steven Stamkos, but the puck deflected from Tomas Nosek’s skate and slipped through Swayman.
TBL 2, BOS 1
4:30 p.m. Charlie Coyle (7) – Erik Haula, Craig Smith
With Tampa Bay’s first two goals completely conflicting in play, the Bruins scored a goal their game probably deserved late in the second period. Andrei Vasilevskiy made a glove save on Craig Smith but couldn’t control the rebound. Erik Haula jumped on the puck and sent a backhand to a wide-open Charlie Coyle across the ice. Coyle quickly scored before Vasilevskiy could come back to his right.
TBL 2, BOS 2
4:44 Curtis Lazar (1) – Brandon Carlo, Matt Grzelcyk
Boston got a good break early in the third when Brandon Carlo’s dump awkwardly bounced off the glass and handcuffed Ryan mcdonagh. Instead of rounding the net, the puck cleared for Curtis Lazar in the right circle, and he skated to the lunge and landed a backhand past Vasilevskiy to tie the score at two.
TBL 3, BOS 2
4:44 Steven Stamkos (12) – Mikhail Sergachev
Steven Stamkos came to the Bolts’ rescue in overtime. After David Pastrnak failed to score in a breakaway, Sergachev threw Tampa Bay on a strange run with a stretch towards Stamkos. Instead of passing, Stamkos fired a slapshot from the right circle that beat Swayman to secure the second run for Tampa Bay.