Boston at Tampa Bay

Streaking Bruins beat Lightning to remain unbeaten on road

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Jonas Gustavsson stopped 21 shots and Brett Connolly's power-play goal snapped a third-period tie, helping the Boston Bruins remain unbeaten on the road with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.

Connolly scored during a 13-second 5-on-3 opportunity with just over 14 minutes remaining, and the Bruins extended their point streak to seven games (6-0-1) after opening the season with three consecutive losses. They also improved to 5-0-0 on the road in the club's longest such streak since winning a franchise-best nine straight in March 2014.

Tampa Bay continued to sputter offensively, losing its fourth straight game. The defending Eastern Conference champions led the NHL in scoring a year ago, but have been limited to two goals during its longest skid in two seasons.

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Scoreboard
Boston  (5-3-1) «1023
Tampa Bay (5-4-2)1001
Three Stars
B. Marchand
BOS


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1
M. Beleskey
BOS


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
N. Kucherov
TB


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0

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Scoring Summary
1ST PERIOD
07:51Power Play - Nikita Kucherov (3), Wrist Shot. Assist: Namestnikov, Palat
16:53 - Matt Beleskey (2), Wrist Shot. Assist: Miller, Hayes
2ND PERIOD
None
3RD PERIOD
05:54Power Play - Brett Connolly (4), Wrist Shot. Assist: Marchand, Chara
18:50 - Brad Marchand (5), Empty Net, Unassisted.
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
06:30Spooner, 2 min, Holding
19:26Hedman, 2 min, Slashing
2ND PERIOD
02:50Beleskey, 2 min, Boarding
04:36Chara, 2 min, Interference
3RD PERIOD
02:56Krug, 2 min, Interference
03:57Hedman, 2 min, Holding
05:45Condra, 2 min, Tripping
09:32Marchand, 2 min, Hooking
Shots On Goal
 123T
BOS13101134
TB710522
Goalies
GoalieMINSSGA
Jonas Gustavsson60:00211
Ben Bishop59:24312
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Attendance - 19092
Referees - Eric Furlatt, Brad Watson
Linesmen - Derek Amell, Jay Sharrers
 
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