Recchi’s Late Goal Pushes Bruins Past Lightning
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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mark Recchi scored a power-play goal with 19.7 seconds left in the third period to lift the Boston Bruins past the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Recchi’s goal from the slot was his seventh this season and 570th overall in the NHL. The goal came while Lightning star Steven Stamkos was serving a boarding penalty.
Boston also got goals from Michael Ryder, Steven Kampfer and Brad Marchand. Boston came off a 3-2 shootout win Monday night at Florida.
Stamkos scored his 29th goal of the season for Tampa Bay, which is 6-1-2 over the last nine games. Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis had the other Lightning goals.
Marchand, back in the lineup after missing three games because of an undisclosed injury, gave Boston a 3-2 advantage 3 minutes into the third with a backhanded rebound goal.
Tampa Bay responded with its third tying goal of the game when St. Louis made it 3-3 from near the low left circle with 9:10 remaining.
Ryder put the Bruins up 1-0 on a rebound power-play goal 28 seconds into the game. Recchi earned his 14th assist this season and 936th overall — which moved him within 17 of tying Jaromir Jagr for 13th place on the career list.
Stamkos tied it at 1 during a power play with 12:50 left in the first.
Boston went ahead 2-1 when Kampfer scored his first NHL goal — coming in his ninth game — at 3:27 of the second.
Tampa Bay pulled even at 2 when Lecavalier split two defenders, went around the net and beat goalie Tim Thomas for a wraparound goal with 5:58 remaining in the second.
Lecavalier and Stamkos both have goals in three straight games. Stamkos added an assist, giving him 52 points this season.