Lightning clobbered by Boston Bruins

by Gary Shelton on January 9, 2022

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Palat did his part in the come-from-behind win./CHUCK MULLER

Sunday, 3 a.m.

So much for the Tampa Bay Lighting being healed.

The Boston Bruins re-opened a lot of wounds -- particularly psychologically --- with a crushing win over the Bolts Saturday night.

Boston jumped to a 4-0 lead and coasted to a 5-2 victory over the Lighting in Amalie Arena. The Bruins scored twice on their first three shots and made Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy look like a journeyman.

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Both Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak scored twice for Boston.

"They were better than us tonight," said Lightning coach Jon Cooper.

The Bolts scored their two goals in the third period on shots b Ondrej Palat and Brayden Point, but it wasn't enough.

Tampa Bay was scoreless on four power plays.

The Bolts travel to New Jersey on Monday night to face the Devils. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

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