Bruins' Rinaldo suspended for illegal check to the head
Forward to miss five games for incident involving Lightning's Paquetteby NHL Public Relations @NHLPlayerSafety
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.
Callahan helps Lightning extend winning streak
Stamkos also scores in sixth straight game, victory against Bruinsby Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent
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."
Lightning's Johnson leaves game with injury
Forward struck in face by puck, did not returnNHL.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.
Lightning's Hedman expected to play against Bruins
Tampa Bay defenseman 'good to go' after apparent hand injuryby 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.