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Coyle’s overtime goal puts Bruins past Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1


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Jake DeBrusk scored the other goal for Boston, which got 28 saves from Linus Ullmark. The Bruins have improved to 8-3 in their last 11 games.

The Boston Bruins celebrate the game-winning overtime goal from center Charlie Coyle (13). AP Photo/Jason Behnken

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Coyle scored 3:37 into overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night.

Coyle picked up a loose puck to the right of Tampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, came out front and scored on a quick wrist shot.

Jake DeBrusk scored the other goal for Boston, which got 28 saves from Linus Ullmark. The Bruins have improved to 8-3 in their last 11 games.

Pierre-Édouard Bellemare scored the lone goal for Tampa Bay, which is 0-2-2 in its last four games, and dropped a point behind Boston in the hunt for third place in the Atlantic Division. Vasilevskiy finished with 36 saves.

The only two goals in regulation came early in the second period, when DeBrusk and Bellemare scored within three minutes of each other.

DeBrusk gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead when he scored his 22nd of the season 47 seconds into the middle period. Brad Marchand slipped a pass to a wide-open DeBrusk in front of the net, and he slipped a backhand into Vasilevskiy’s five holes for his seventh goal in seven games.

Bellemare tied the game at 3:28. After a great forecheck that kept the Bruins stuck in their own end for nearly a minute, Corey Perry controlled the puck behind the net to Ullmark’s right and found Bellemare in the crease for a one-timer. who grabbed the top right corner.

Tampa Bay’s Brayden Point had the best opportunity to score early in the third period, but Ullmark stopped his breakaway attempt with just over 12 minutes remaining. Ullmark also robbed Ondrej Palat from close range three minutes later.

Vasilevskiy kept the tie when he denied DeBrusk and Matt Grzelcyk on a late power play in Boston

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Bruins forward David Pastrnak missed his second straight game with an undisclosed injury. The Lightning did not fail to see Pastrnak. He scored five goals in Boston’s first three games against Tampa Bay.

NEXT

Bruins: Travel to Washington for a Sunday afternoon game against the Capitals.

Lightning: Host the Buffalo Sabers on Sunday.



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