TAMPA — patrice bergeron he had an assist for his 1,000th NHL point, and the Boston Bruins defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 at Amalie Arena on Monday.
Bergeron, the Bruins captain, had the secondary assist on a goal from brad marchand at 15:08 of the second half to give Boston a 4-1 lead. He has 409 goals and 591 assists in 1,235 games.
“It’s a special game that gives you a lot, obviously you go through a lot of ups and downs,” Bergeron said. “But in the end all you remember are those memories, friendships and the guys you fight with. It was a special moment.”
Video: BOS@TBL: Bergeron’s 1,000th point on Marchand’s goal
The entire Bruins team came off the bench to celebrate with Bergeron after the goal.
“It’s a special time and it doesn’t happen often,” Marchand said. “Obviously, it couldn’t be with a better guy. It’s another milestone in such an incredible career.”
Bergeron is the fourth Bruins player to have 1,000 points, joining Ray Bourque (1,506), Johnny Bucyk (1,339) and Phil Esposito (1,012).
“If he had some kind of cheat in his game, he might have 1,200 or 1,300 points,” Boston coach Jim Montgomery said. “But he’s so dedicated to playing the game the right way and helping the team succeed. He always thinks the team is amazing.”
david kreji had a goal and an assist for the Bruins (17-2-0), who have won seven straight. linus ullmark he made 32 saves.
Video: BOS@TBL: Krejci slides to slam finish
nicholas paul He scored two goals for Rayo (11-7-1), whose four-game winning streak ended. Andrey Vasilevsky He made 24 saves.
“We hurt ourselves a bit with the attention to detail,” Paul said. “It’s hard to take positive things when the team loses. Yes, I scored a couple of goals tonight, but when we lose it’s not so good.”
Paul put Tampa Bay up 1-0 at 8:57 of the first period with a shot from inside the left faceoff circle.
Krejci tied it 1-1 at 15:36 with a slap shot from above the right circle that came off Vasilevskiy’s bag and into the net.
Nick Foligno put Boston ahead 2-1 at 5:07 of the second with a power-play goal off a rebounding shot from zacha pavel. Foligno received five stitches after being shot in the face by Boston defenseman Hampus Lindholm.
“It’s part of being in front of the net, sometimes you’re going to take one,” Foligno said. “We came out in second and took over, so it was nice to be able to get that and keep going. That’s what happens with our team, we just come in waves. Good teams do that, and it’s very hard to stop them.” .”
Video: BOS@TBL: Foligno scores a power-play goal
charlie coyle made it 3-1 at 5:38 on a close-range goal that was initially disallowed when the net came loose, but video review initiated by the NHL Situation Room determined the puck crossed the goal line first .
david pastrnak he scored a power play goal for the Bruins at 3:51 of the third period to extend the lead to 5–1. He fired from the bottom of the left circle after a pass through the box jake debrush.
“Penalties, turnovers, a little bit of structure, in the end they probably weathered our storm a little bit in the first period and came out of the period 1-1,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “And then they throw their storm at us and it’s 4-1. That was the difference in the game.”
Rodolfo Balcers he made it 5–2 at 4:02 with his first goal since joining the Lightning after being claimed by the Florida Panthers on November 12. Paul scored his second goal on the power play at 10:38 to make it 5-3.
“I think in the first and third quarters I thought we were pretty much in control of the game,” Tampa Bay forward pat garnet said. “The momentum is lost when you’re playing so well and then you get on the PK. We’re not putting out our best guys.”
GRADES: bruins center Frederick Trent He left the game in the second half and is on a day-to-day basis with an upper body injury. … Lightning ahead rosscolton (upper body) was a late scratch. … Bergeron is the 41st NHL player to record 1,000 points with a team. … Bruins defense charlie mcavoy he had two assists and has eight assists on a four-game scoring streak. … Pastrnak has 10 points (four goals, six assists) during a seven-game point streak. … Maroon had two assists.
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