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Tampa Bay vs Boston Recap - Bruins Win 8-1

Tampa Bay couldn't hang with the Bruins on Thursday as Boston blasted the Lightning 8-1 at TD Garden.

The Bruins were a -143 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

David Krejci (2), Mark Recchi, Dennis Seidenberg, Shawn Thornton, Michael Ryder, Blake Wheeler, and Milan Lucic each scored for the Bruins in the victory. Krejci opened the scoring for Boston, finding the back of the net at 10:52 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Milan Lucic and Andrew Ference.

Tim Thomas turned in a 37-save effort for the Bruins.

Tampa Bay got a goal from Victor Hedman in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Tampa Bay got a 17-stop effort from Mike Smith in the loss.

On the power play, Boston went 1-for-4, while the Lightning were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.

Boston lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 38-32.

Boston heads into a battle against the Maple Leafs. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, will have their next action against Colorado.