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Bruins' Rinaldo suspended for illegal check to the head

Forward to miss five games for incident involving Lightning's Paquette

by NHL Public Relations @NHLPlayerSafety

Zac Rinaldo suspended 5 games

Rinaldo suspended 5 games for illegal check to head

3/1/16: Boston Bruins forward Zac Rinaldo suspended 5 games for an illegal check to the head of Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquette

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NEW YORK - Boston Bruins forward Zac Rinaldo has been suspended for five games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquette during NHL Game No. 933 in Boston on Sunday, Feb. 28, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 10:49 of the first period. Rinaldo was assessed a minor penalty for illegal check to the head.

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game recap

Callahan helps Lightning extend winning streak

Stamkos also scores in sixth straight game, victory against Bruins

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent

Callahan's second goal

TBL@BOS: Callahan deflects Stamkos' shot into the net

2/28/16: Steven Stamkos rips a shot from the blue line, and Ryan Callahan deflects it into the net for his 10th goal of the season

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BOSTON -- Ryan Callahan scored twice and Steven Stamkos extended his goal streak to six games by scoring on a penalty shot to help the Tampa Bay Lightning win their sixth game in a row 4-1 against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Sunday.

Stamkos has one goal in each game during the streak, which is the longest active goal streak in the NHL. His career-best streak is seven games. He is feeling the most confident he has been all season.

"Yeah probably, for sure. I mean ... it's a lot easier to feel even better when the team's having success as well," said Stamkos, who has 28 goals this season. "I mean six in a row, that's a great feat for us at this time in the year. So it obviously is just icing on the cake to be producing in those wins, and our line is feeling really good about our game right now."

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Lightning's Johnson leaves game with injury

Forward struck in face by puck, did not return

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson left the game against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Sunday after getting hit in the face with a puck in the third period.

Johnson was checked into the boards before a clearing attempt by Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller struck him with 5:19 remaining. He was attended to by a trainer but skated off the ice on his own with a towel over his face.

Johnson has nine goals and 25 points in 49 games this season.

The Lightning defeated the Bruins 4-1 for their sixth straight win.

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game preview

Lightning's Hedman expected to play against Bruins

Tampa Bay defenseman 'good to go' after apparent hand injury

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondant

LIGHTNING (35-22-4) at BRUINS (34-22-6)

TV: 6:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports

BOSTON - Defenseman Victor Hedman is expected to be in the Tampa Bay Lightning's lineup against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Sunday.

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