Recap - Bruins Defeat Tampa Bay 4-3
|Recap - Bruins Defeat Tampa Bay 4-3|
The Lightning came up short Saturday against the Bruins, falling 4-3 in a shootout.
Boston was favored by -111 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 5.5.
Reilly Smith clinched the win with a shootout goal in round 7 for the Bruins. Boston got goals from Daniel Paille, Johnny Boychuk, and Carl Soderberg in the victory. Paille opened the scoring at 6:58 of the second period.
Tuukka Rask turned in a 17-save effort for the Bruins.
Tampa Bay got goals from Valtteri Filppula, Mark Barberio, and Ondrej Palat in the loss, but it wasn't enough.
Ben Bishop stopped 29 of 32 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Boston went 0-for-3, while the Lightning were 0-for-1 with the man advantage.
Tampa Bay lost the shots on goal battle to Boston by a margin of 32-20.
Next game, Boston takes its act on the road to face Florida looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head home to face Phoenix.