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Boston Bruins 2, Tampa Bay Lightning 4 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Boston Bruins 2, Tampa Bay Lightning 4 FINAL
Boston Bruins 2, Tampa Bay Lightning 4

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Martin St. Louis was hoping for an offensive breakout. He didn't expect anything like this.

St. Louis scored two of the Lightning's team-record three short-handed goals and assisted on the third to help them beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 Saturday night.

Tampa Bay had managed only three goals in its last three games combined, and has gone scoreless in its last 18 power plays.

"We're going to take it any way they come right now," said St. Louis, who has five goals -- three short-handed -- in his last five games. "They're tough to come (by) as of late. You might see three power-play goals, but it hasn't been that way for us."

St. Louis became the first player with three short-handed points since Nov. 18, 2000, when Marian Hossa and Radek Bonk each did it for Ottawa against Florida. The NHL record is four, set by Keith Tkachuk on April 7, 1995, for Winnipeg against Vancouver.

"We try to kill penalties aggressively," Lightning coach John Tortorella said. "We try to get down the ice. There were some opportunities that we had the puck with some ice. We scored some important goals."

Vincent Lecavalier and Brad Richards also scored to help the Lightning snap a five-game home winless streak and win for only the second time in nine games.

Former Lightning left wing Rob Zamuner and Glen Murray scored for Boston, winless in its last six games and 1-6-4-1 in its last 12.

Lecavalier, who had only two goals in his previous 17 games, opened the scoring off a rebound with 1:55 left in the first period.

Boston nearly tied it late in the period, but Travis Green's point-blank wrister from the slot was gloved by Lightning goalie John Grahame, who finished with 17 saves.

St. Louis then scored twice in an 11-minute span of the second period, giving Tampa Bay a 3-0 lead. His slap shot from outside the left circle got through a crowd and beat Raycroft at 5:28, and he scored on a breakaway at 16:15.

"The power play didn't get it done," Boston coach Mike Sullivan said. "Not only did we not get it done, but it cost our team on the other end. We knew this team tries to score while killing penalties. They cheat on the penalty kill and we couldn't exploit it. We didn't come back with the urgency that we needed."

Zamuner scored his third goal of the season at 17:58 of the second and Murray got his 12th at 1:32 of the third, but the Bruins managed only one other shot in the next 15 minutes.

Richards' fifth goal of the season with 59 seconds left sealed the win for Tampa Bay.

scoring summary
1st Period
18:05
TBL
SHG - Vincent Lecavalier (12) Wrist shot - ASST: Martin St. Louis (17), Nolan Pratt (1)
1 - 0 TBL
2nd Period
05:28
TBL
SHG - Martin St. Louis (10) Tip-in - ASST: NONE
2 - 0 TBL
16:15
TBL
SHG - Martin St. Louis (11) Wrist shot - ASST: Freddy Modin (9), Cory Sarich (6)
3 - 0 TBL
17:58
BOS
Rob Zamuner (3) Tip-in - ASST: Joe Thornton (26), Daniel Mcgillis (8)
3 - 1 TBL
3rd Period
01:32
BOS
Glen Murray (12) Backhand shot - ASST: P.J. Axelsson (5)
3 - 2 TBL
19:01
TBL
Brad Richards (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Freddy Modin (10), Dave Andreychuk (5)
4 - 2 TBL
penalty summary
1st Period
03:06
TBL
Martin Cibak  Interference
17:12
TBL
Dave Andreychuk  Interference
20:00
BOS
Sandy McCarthy  Roughing
20:00
BOS
Sean O'Donnell  Roughing
20:00
TBL
Dan Boyle  Roughing
2nd Period
04:16
TBL
Jassen Cullimore  Roughing
05:47
BOS
Travis Green  Boarding
08:26
TBL
Nolan Pratt  Fighting (maj)
08:26
BOS
Martin Lapointe  Fighting (maj)
09:29
TBL
Dimitri Afanasenkov  Too many men/ice - bench
12:44
BOS
Mike Knuble  Delay of game - bench
14:36
TBL
Pavel Kubina  Slashing
3rd Period
12:10
BOS
Martin Lapointe  Match - Attempt to injure
19:16
TBL
Nolan Pratt  Roughing
goalie stats
Andrew Raycroft
SA: 22TOI: 59:16
Saves: 18EV: 12 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: .818SH: 2 - 5
John Grahame
SA: 19TOI: 60:00
Saves: 17EV: 15 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .895SH: 1 - 1