Quick Lightning Strikes Jolt Bruins In 5-3 Boston Loss

By MARK DIDTLER

Associated Press

       TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – J.T. Brown and Anton Stralman scored 15 seconds apart soon after Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos got into a fight, and the Lightning stopped a 10-game losing streak against the Boston Bruins with a 5-3 victory Sunday.

        Tampa Bay also got goals from Vladislav Namestnikov, Jason Garrison and Ondrej Palat. The Lightning’s last win over Boston was on Mar. 13, 2012, a 6-1 victory.

        Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara and Daniel Paille scored for the Bruins, who are 0-3-2 over their last five games and hold a one-point lead over Ottawa for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. The Senators have played two fewer games.

        Less than a minute after Stamkos fought Boston’s Brad Marchand at 10:05 of the first, Brown (10:47) and Stralman (11:02) beat Tuukka Rask to put the Lightning up 3-1. The Lightning trail Atlantic Division-leading Montreal by two points.

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