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Recap - Lightning Defeat Boston 5-3

Recap - Lightning Defeat Boston 5-3

Tampa Bay got a pair of goals from Teddy Purcell as the Lightning skated to a 5-3 victory over Boston on Saturday at St. Pete Times Forum.

Tampa Bay won as a -115 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Tampa Bay got goals from Teddy Purcell (2), Martin St. Louis, Simon Gagne, and Sean Bergenheim in the victory. Purcell opened the scoring at 6:55 of the second period.

Mike Smith stopped 21 of 21 Boston shots in the victory.

Boston got goals from Patrice Bergeron (2) and Michael Ryder in the loss, but it wasn't enough.

Boston got a 32-stop effort from Tim Thomas in the loss.

On the power play, Tampa Bay went 0-for-2, while the Bruins were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.

Boston lost the shots on goal battle to Tampa Bay by a margin of 37-30.