Bolts keep streaking; beat Bruins

by Gary Shelton on March 28, 2024

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Point scored his 42nd goal./TIM WIRT

Sunday, 4 a.m.

They can smell it now. It just just around the curve, just down the road. It is the NHL playoffs, and it waiting for them.

For the moment, the Tampa Bay Lightning seem to be itching for the post-season to start, too.

The incredible closing streak of the Tampa Bay Lightning continued Wednesday night with an impressive 3-1 victory over the Boston Bruins. The Bolts are now 8-0-1 win their last nine games, a streak that includes victories over Philadelphia, New York Florida, Las Vegas and Boston.

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It is the best the Bolts have looked in any steak this season.

For instance:

— Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy ran his record to 27-16-1, stopping 23 of 24 shots. Vasilevskiy is  7-0-1 in his last eight games.

— Forward  Brayden Point stayed hot,  He scored his 42nd goal of the year, tying for the team lead.

— Forward Nikita Kucherov scored an empty-netter to reagin the NHL lead in points with 124.

Mitchell Chaffee also scored for the Bolts.

Boston could have clinched the payoffs with a point in the game, but the Bruins had played the night before in Florida.

The Bolts are home against the Islanders on Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Amalie Arena.

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