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Bruins win 10-round shootout against Lightning

Jimmy Hayes scores deciding goal for Boston

by Corey Long / Correspondent

TAMPA -- Jimmy Hayes scored in the 10th round of the shootout to give the Boston Bruins a 4-3 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Thursday.

Brandon Carlo, Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak scored for Boston (6-4-0). Tuukka Rask made 27 saves.

Hayes, who hasn't scored a point in the first 10 games, beat Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy high over his left shoulder in the shootout.

"It's nice to be able to contribute in the way that you want to contribute," Hayes said. "It's been up and down, but I have to just continue to build off this and find a way to find the back of the net."


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Lightning forward Tyler Johnson tied the game 3-3 at 10:04 of the third period when he redirected a shot from defenseman Braydon Coburn that went under Rask's glove.

Johnson scored twice, and Victor Hedman scored for the Lightning (6-4-1). Vasilevskiy made 28 saves.

Video: BOS@TBL: Hayes gives Bruins the win in 10th round

"I thought we played pretty well except for the fact that we got down by two [goals]," Johnson said. "We had to battle ourselves out of it and we were able to do that. But it's one of those things that we just can't be in a hole every time."

Carlo gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead at 4:01 of the first period when he was able to squeeze a sharp-angled shot over the block attempt of Andrej Sustr past Vasilevskiy.

Video: BOS@TBL: Carlo scores from an impossible angle

Spooner made it 2-0 with a power-play goal at 10:47 with a slap shot that beat Vasilevskiy at the far post. The Lightning challenged the goal, claiming Brad Marchand was offside, but video review was declared inconclusive.

Boston has won three consecutive games to go 3-1-0 on a four-game road trip.

"I think we've done a good job on the road so far and our compete level has been good," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "It's not always pretty, but our guys are battlers and they respect what we're trying to do."

Hedman made it 2-1 at 15:09 with a power-play slap shot from inside the point that beat Rask on the stick side.

Video: BOS@TBL: Hedman blisters PPG past Rask

Pastrnak was credited with the goal that made it 3-1 at 4:38 of the second period. His shot deflected off Valtteri Filppula's skate and caught Vasilevskiy out of position.

Video: BOS@TBL: Pastrnak's deflection eludes Vasilevskiy

Johnson scored the Lightning's second power-play goal at 8:30 with a wrist shot from inside the right circle that beat Rask high on the stick side to make it 3-2.

"A couple of power-play goals they scored, I could have done something better," Rask said. "But 5-on-5 we played really good and we got a power-play goal and a big penalty kill at the end there."

Goal of the game

Boston's second goal was a product of beautiful puck movement on the power play that set up Spooner with a one-timer. "We get the puck into the middle, and that seems to work for us," Spooner said. "So if we can keep trying to do that, then we will be good."

Video: BOS@TBL: Spooner blasts shot past Vasilevskiy for PPG

Save of the game

Vasilevskiy made a crucial stop on a breakaway by Spooner at 9:18 of the third period. The Lightning scored the tying goal 38 seconds later.

Unsung moment of the game

Lightning rookie forward Brayden Point started the play that led to Johnson's tying goal by getting control of the puck at the right circle and sending it to Slater Koekkoek at the point.

Video: BOS@TBL: Johnson ties the game with his second goal

Highlight of the game

Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov appeared to have the go-ahead goal on his stick at 13:09 of the third period and was staring at a one-timer into an open net, but Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo stepped in for Rask and stopped the shot to keep the score tied.

Video: BOS@TBL: Carlo denies Kucherov's wrister with block

They said it

"For us, we've just got to find a way to jump up and have a better start than we had today. And, we like the way we battled back obviously, but we [have] to have a better start on Saturday against [the New Jersey Devils], that's for sure. We just have to prepare the right way and make sure we get two [points] on Saturday." -- Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman


"I think we've gone longer [then 10 rounds] too, so I was kind of looking [to see] when we were going to run out of players. It was an interesting shootout." -- Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask

Video: BOS@TBL: Rask makes a big stop on Point's breakaway

Need to know

The Lightning trailed 2-0 for the fourth time in five home games this season. ... Rask is 6-0-0, the second-best start for a Bruins goalie (Tim Thomas, 8-0-0, 2010-11).

What's next

Bruins: Host the New York Rangers on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, NESN, MSG, NHL.TV)

Lightning: Host the Devils on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; SUN, MSG+2, NHL.TV)

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