Bergeron gets 1,000th level, Bruins top Lightning for seventh win in a row

TAMPAPatrice Bergeron had an help for his 1,000th NHL level, and the Boston Bruins defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 at Amalie Arena on Monday.

Bergeron, the Bruins captain, had the secondary help on a objective by Brad Marchand at 15:08 of the second interval to present Boston a 4-1 lead. He has 409 targets and 591 assists in 1,235 video games.

“It’s a particular sport that provides you a lot, clearly you undergo a lot of ups and downs,” Bergeron stated. “But in the top all you bear in mind are these recollections, friendships and the fellows you go to battle with. It was a particular second.”

Video: BOS@TBL: Bergeron’s 1,000th level on Marchand objective

The total Bruins workforce got here off the bench to rejoice with Bergeron after the objective was scored.

“It’s a particular second and it would not occur usually,” Marchand stated. “Obviously, it could not be with a higher man. It’s one other milestone in such an unimaginable profession.”

Bergeron is the fourth Bruins participant to have 1,000 factors, becoming a member of Ray Bourque (1,506), Johnny Bucyk (1,339) and Phil Esposito (1,012).

“If he had any type of cheat in his sport he might need 1,200 or 1,300 factors,” Boston coach Jim Montgomery stated. “But he is simply so devoted to enjoying the sport the correct means and serving to the workforce have success. He at all times thinks workforce, it is superb.”

David Krejci had a objective and an help for the Bruins (17-2-0), who’ve received seven straight. Linus Ullmark made 32 saves.

Video: BOS@TBL: Krejci skates in and hammers dwelling a slap shot

Nicholas Paul scored two targets for the Lightning (11-7-1), whose four-game successful streak ended. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 24 saves.

“We harm ourselves a little bit with consideration to element,” Paul stated. “It’s onerous to take positives when the workforce loses. Yeah, I had a couple of targets tonight, however after we lose it isn’t as nice.”

Paul put Tampa Bay forward 1-0 at 8:57 of the primary interval with a shot from simply contained in the left face-off circle.

Krejci tied it 1-1 at 15:36 with a slap shot from above the correct circle that went off Vasilevskiy’s pad and into the web.

Nick Foligno put Boston forward 2-1 at 5:07 of the second with a power-play objective off a rebound of a shot from Pavel Zacha. Foligno acquired 5 stitches after taking a slap shot in the face from Boston defenseman Hampus Lindholm.

“It’s a part of being in the web entrance, generally you are gonna take one,” Foligno stated. “We got here out in the second and took over, so it was good to have the ability to get that and go forward. That’s what occurs with our workforce, we simply come in waves. Good groups try this, and it is so onerous to cease them .”

Video: BOS@TBL: Foligno pokes dwelling a power-play objective

Charlie Coyle made it 3-1 at 5:38 with a objective from shut vary that was initially waved off when the web was dislodged, however a video assessment initiated by the NHL Situation Room decided that the puck crossed the objective line first.

David Pastrnak scored a power-play objective for the Bruins at 3:51 of the third interval to increase the result in 5-1. He shot from the underside of the left circle after a move by means of the crease Jake DeBrusk.

“Penalties, turnovers, a little little bit of construction, in the top they in all probability weathered a little little bit of our storm in the primary interval and received out of the interval 1-1,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper stated. “And then they throw us their storm and it is 4-1. That was the distinction in the sport.”

Rudolfs Balcers made it 5-2 at 4:02 together with his first objective since becoming a member of the Lightning after being claimed off waivers from the Florida Panthers Nov. 12. Paul scored his second objective on the ability play at 10:38 to make it 5-3.

“I feel the primary and third interval I believed we just about managed the sport,” Tampa Bay ahead Pat Maroon stated. “Momentum is killed whenever you’re enjoying so properly and then you definately get on the PK. We’re not getting our top guys on the market.”

Notes: Bruins middle Trent Frederic left the sport in the second interval and is each day with an upper-body harm. … Lightning ahead Ross Colton (higher physique) was a late scratch. … Bergeron is the forty first NHL participant to report 1,000 factors with one workforce. …Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy had two assists and has eight assists in a four-game level streak. … Pastrnak has 10 factors (4 targets, six assists) throughout a seven-game level streak. …Maroon had two assists.

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