NHL Game Summary - Boston at Tampa Bay|
(Monday, November 22nd)
Final Score: Tampa Bay 3, Boston 1
Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Steven Stamkos became the first 20-goal scorer of
the 2010-11 NHL season, and the Tampa Bay Lightning scored three times in
the second period to post a 3-1 victory over the Boston Bruins.
Stamkos has five more goals than the next highest goal-scorer in the league in
only 21 games for the Lightning, who have won a season-high four straight.
Teddy Purcell and Dana Tyrell also scored, and Mike Smith made 26 stops in the
"We played solid, we got the three-goal lead," Stamkos said. "We need to find
a way to keep pressuring them in the third, play with a lead. We kind of let
up a bit, but it was a great game for us, and we have to keep it going."
Michael Ryder scored the lone goal for the Bruins, who have lost two straight
following a three-game win streak. Tuukka Rash was beaten three times on 36
shots in defeat.
"We weren't making very good decisions, turning the puck over, not getting
pucks in deep," said Bruins head coach Claude Julien. "We have to start
playing a little more desperate from the get-go."
After a scoreless first period, Tampa Bay struck three times in the second.
Tyrell notched the first goal at 3:26 on a deflection from out in front off
Randy Jones' slapshot.
Stamkos extended his league lead with his 20th tally less than two minutes
later, and Purcell provided a 3-0 cushion with his fourth of the season at
Ryder scored with 9:22 to play in the third, but Boston didn't beat Smith
again despite putting 12 shots on net in the final 20 minutes.
Boston came into the game 7-1-0 on the road...These two teams came into the
game second and third in the league in penalty kill percentage; both clubs
combined to go 0-for-5 on the power play...Stamkos has a point in 18 of his 21
games this season.
11/22 23:19:40 ET