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BOSTON - Steven Stamkos scored his 500th career point with a tiebreaking power-play goal that sent the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 6-3 win over the Bruins on Monday afternoon.

Brian Boyle scored two goals, and Ondrej Palat, Jonathan Drouin and Valtteri Filppula added goals for the Lightning. Ben Bishop stopped 27 shots.

It was Tampa Bay's first win in Boston since March 25, 2010.

Loui Eriksson had two power-play goals, and David Krejci also had one for Boston, which opened a season with three straight losses for the first time since 1999.

Tuukka Rask made 17 saves for the Bruins.

Boston captain Zdeno Chara played his first game after missing most of the preseason with an undisclosed upper body injury.

ISLANDERS 4, JETS 2

NEW YORK (AP) ? John Tavares had a power-play goal and added two assists, Thomas Greiss made 22 saves and the Islanders got their first win of the season and the first in their new Brooklyn home.

The Islanders came out with purpose after losing their opening two games to the defending champion Blackhawks, one in overtime at home and the other in regulation in Chicago.

The home team outshot the visitors 16-6 in the opening period and had a 20-9 shots advantage in the second. Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec made a number of key saves in the first as the Islanders had four power-play chances.

Ryan Strome banged in a rebound with a man advantage at 19:48 of the first, giving the Brooklyn matinee crowd a chance to launch their standard "Yes! Yes! Yes!" chant. Tavares and Kyle Okposo assisted on Strome's first of the season.

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