Bruins Lose To Lightning 3-2, remain Winless In spherical Robin Play

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Filed Under:Boston Bruins, Brayden Point, Charlie McAvoy, Chris Wagner, Sports News, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tuukka Rask, Tyler Johnson

BOSTON (CBS) –The Boston Bruins came out flat, woke up with a resurgence, but ultimately lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Wednesday afternoon in Toronto.

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Bruins Lose To Lightning 3-2, Remain Winless In Round Robin Play

About Lightning
Lightning is a naturally occurring electrostatic discharge during which two electrically charged regions in the atmosphere or ground temporarily equalize themselves, causing the instantaneous release of as much as one gigajoule of energy. This discharge may produce a wide range of electromagnetic radiation, from very hot plasma created by the rapid movement of electrons to brilliant flashes of visible light in the form of black-body radiation. Lightning causes thunder, a sound from the shock wave which develops as gases in the vicinity of the discharge experience a sudden increase in pressure. Lightning occurs commonly during thunderstorms and other types of energetic weather systems, but volcanic lightning can also occur during volcanic eruptions.
The three main kinds of lightning are distinguished by where they occur: either inside a single thundercloud, between two different clouds, or between a cloud and the ground. Many other observational variants are recognized, including “heat lightning”, which can be seen from a great distance but not heard; dry lightning, which can cause forest fires; and ball lightning, which is rarely observed scientifically.
Humans have deified lightning for millennia. Idiomatic expressions derived from lightning, such as the English expression “bolt from the blue”, are common across languages.

The loss drops the Bruins to 0-2-0 in round robin play, ending their bid for a top seed in the Eastern Conference and likely dropping them to the fourth seed. The Lightning improved to 2-0-0, putting them in prime position to take that top seed in the East.

Tyler Johnson scored the go-ahead goal with 1:27 left in the third period, pouncing on a rebound off a Yanni Gourde shot and beating Tuukka Rask. That goal came after the Lightning had relinquished a 2-0 lead.

Bruins Lose To Lightning 3-2, Remain Winless In Round Robin Play

Rask made 32 saves for Boston. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 25 Boston shots.

The Bruins fell behind early, when Brayden Point found a loose puck in front of Rask and found daylight between Rask’s pads. The puck redirected off Charlie McAvoy and into the net, 7:33 into the first period.

That Tampa lead doubled less than three minutes later, when Alex Killorn used his skate to redirect a point shot from Victor Hedman past Rask.

That goal came just 13 seconds after the Bruins were penalized for a too many men on the ice penalty.

The Bruins finally got on the board late in the second period, when McAvoy uncorked a one-timer from the blue line that found its way past Vasilevskiy.

Torey Krug, who took a five-minute fighting major late in the first period for his tussle with Blake Coleman, picked up the primary assist.

The Bruins tied the game in the opening minutes of the third period, when Zdeno Chara’s wrister from the high slot made its way through Vasilevskiy. Chris Wagner banged home the loose puck, which was sitting tantalizingly on the goal line, to make it a 2-2 game with 18:13 left in the third period.

The Bruins will conclude their round robin play on Sunday against the Washington Capitals. After that, they’ll be on to the first round of the playoffs.

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