Tampa Bay 6, Boston 1

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 40-26-1-2 20-13-1-1 20-13-0-1 L3
Tampa Bay 32-30-4-3 21-11-1-1 11-19-3-2 W1


LIGHTNING 6, BRUINS 1: Steven Stamkos recorded two goals, including his 50th of the season, and host Tampa Bay scored four times in the first period.
Rookie goaltender Dustin Tokarski earned his first NHL victory with 33 saves and defenseman Victor Hedman added a goal and an assist as the Lightning snapped a three-game losing streak.
Jordan Caron scored for Boston, which has dropped five of seven. The Bruins finished with a 34-17 edge in shots.
Bruins goaltender Marty Turco, making his first NHL start this season, allowed three goals in the first 4:31. Tom Pyatt got the first when Ryan Malone’s pass went in off his skate at 1:56. Nate Thompson scored 30 seconds later on a rebound and Ryan Shannon took a nifty pass from Hedman for a breakaway goal to make it 3-0.
Tim Thomas replaced Turco and surrendered Hedman’s goal, a blast from the high slot that deflected into the upper corner off a Bruins stick at 15:38. Turco returned to play the rest of the game after Stamkos’ 49th only 3:06 into the second period.
Stamkos earned his second 50-goal season in three years with 8:17 remaining.
Defenseman Brian Lee added two assists for the Lightning, who allowed only two shots in the first period.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Malone extended his point streak to seven games, matching his career high. … The Bruins have allowed the first goal in six straight games and nine of the last 11. … The four goals equaled the season high in a period for the Lightning. ... Tokarski recorded his first career assist on Shannon's goal.

Top Game Performances

Boston   Tampa Bay
Jordan Caron 1 Points Steven Stamkos 2
Jordan Caron 1 Goals Steven Stamkos 2
Johnny Boychuk 1 Assists Brian Lee 2
N/A Power Play Goals Ryan Shannon 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Marty Turco .667 Save Percentage Dustin Tokarski .971
Marty Turco 8 Saves Dustin Tokarski 33

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Boston 34 1 0-3 2-3 11 34
Tampa Bay 17 6 1-3 3-3 11 29

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play its next game at home against Toronto. The Lightning have a W/L % of .548 after a win and .395 after a loss.
  • Boston will play its next game on the road against Florida. The Bruins have a W/L % of .512 after a win and .679 after a loss.
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