Tampa Bay Lightning beat Boston Bruins 3-2 for 5th consecutive win
It was a pair of players in their first full NHL season that sent the Tampa Bay Lightning to their latest victory. Mathieu Joseph and Anthony Cirelli scored early in the third period and the Lightning won their fifth consecutive game by beating the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Thursday night. After Joseph scored at 2:40, Cirelli put home a short-handed backhand 1:23 later to make it 3-1. Lightning star Steven Stamkos didn't get an assist on Cirelli's goal but played a key role by swatting the puck out of danger in the defensive zone with his glove after losing his stick. The puck went to Cirelli off a Boston player.