Bruins vs. Lightning – NHL Game Recap – November 21, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. — — Patrice Bergeron received his 1,000th profession level with a second-interval help and the Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 Monday night time for his or her seventh straight win.

Bergeron grew to become the fourth Boston participant and 94th in NHL historical past to achieve the milestone with the second help on Brad Marchand’s purpose at 15:08 that gave the Bruins a 4-1 lead.

Marchand instantly pointed at Bergeron after scoring his purpose and the Boston bench emptied to have a good time with the 37-yr-previous heart alongside the boards.

“That was most likely essentially the most particular factor about it,” Bergeron stated. “All the blokes type of soar on and share that with them. It’s nice. That’s one thing I’ll bear in mind for a very long time.”

The different Boston gamers to achieve 1,000 factors are Ray Bourque (1,506), Johnny Bucyk (1,339) and Phil Esposito (1,012), who was on the sport as a Lightning radio broadcaster. Bergeron is the forty first participant to have 1,000 factors with one franchise.

“The gamers love him,” Boston coach Jim Montgomery stated. “I joked across the different day, I’m like, if he had any type of cheat in his sport he might need 1,200 factors already, or 1,300. He’s simply so devoted to enjoying the sport the appropriate method and serving to the crew have success.”

Montgomery in contrast Bergeron, a 5-time Selke Trophy winner because the league’s high defensive ahead, to Montreal nice Bob Gainey.

“I feel traditionally Bob Gainey’s been the very best defensive participant within the sport,” Montgomery stated. “I had the fortune of watching him in his hey-day with Montreal. What Patrice has carried out as a middle, there’s a lot extra duty, he would possibly go forward of Bob as the best of all-time.”

David Krejci, Nick Foligno, Charlie Coyle and David Pastrnak additionally scored for the Bruins, who improved to 17-2. Linus Ullmark made 32 saves.

Boston wants two wins to match the 1929-30 Bruins squad that began the season a franchise-greatest 19-2.

Nick Paul scored twice and Rudolfs Balcers had the opposite lightning purpose. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 25 pictures.

“That’s why they’re an elite crew within the league, after they misplaced they stored it collectively and caught with it,” Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper. “When it did not go our method, we did not deal with it that properly. Two good groups. It was sport for essentially the most half, however they deserved greater than we did.”

Tampa Bay gained 4 in a row.

Foligno and Coyle scored 31 seconds aside within the second to place Boston up 3-1.

Foligno, who took a shot off the chin through the morning skate, had a rebound energy-play purpose at 5:07.

Coyle was credited together with his in-shut purpose after a video overview. It was initially known as no-purpose when the referees dominated the web had come unfastened earlier than the puck cleared the purpose-line.

Pastrnak, on the facility play, and Balcers traded targets 11 seconds aside early within the third earlier than Paul’s man-benefit purpose made it 5-3 at 10:38.

Pastrnak has 13 targets in 15 video games towards Vasilevskiy, and prolonged his level streak to seven video games (4 targets, 10 factors).

Paul and Krejci had first-interval targets. Krejci has 4 targets throughout a 3-sport purpose streak.

Tampa Bay outshot 9-0 over the primary eight minutes of the sport.

TEAMMATE HIT

Pastrnak and Jake DeBrusk collided within the offensive zone and wound up on the ice throughout a late first-interval energy play. DeBrusk skated to the bench afterwards however was OK and completed with two assists.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Bruins: C Trent Frederic left with an higher-physique harm, and is day after day.

Lightning: C Ross Colton (higher physique) was scratched.

UP NEXT

Bruins: Play Wednesday night time at Florida.

Lightning: Host St. Louis on Friday night time.

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