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Recap - Bruins Defeat Tampa Bay 5-2

The Bruins beat Tampa Bay 5-2 on Tuesday, earning a victory backstopped by Tim Thomas's 16 saves.

The Bruins were a -265 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 5.5.

Dennis Seidenberg, Shawn Thornton, Benoit Pouliot, Rich Peverley, and Brad Marchand each scored for the Bruins in the victory. Thornton opened the scoring for Boston, finding the back of the net at 10:54 of the first period. The goal was assisted by Zdeno Chara.

Tim Thomas turned in a 16-save effort for the Bruins.

Steven Stamkos (2) scored for the Lightning, finding the net behind Tim Thomas.

Dwayne Roloson stopped 33 of 37 shots for the Lightning, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

Boston scored 0 times on 5 chances on the power play, while Tampa Bay went 1-for-4 with the man advantage.

Boston outshot Tampa Bay 38-18 in the game.

Boston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Capitals. The Lightning will aim to get back on the winning track at New Jersey.