Brandon Hagel scored on a breakaway 1:19 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a wild 5-4 victory over the Bruins at AMALIE Arena on Monday.
Just to get to overtime, Tampa Bay had to survive a back-and-forth third period. The Bolts were forced to erase a pair of deficits in the final frame and got a dramatic game-tying goal from Steven Stamkos with 4.8 seconds remaining in regulation.
Hagel delivered the second point, beating Jeremy Swayman to record the Lightning’s first overtime win in five tries this season.
Tampa Bay wraps up this three-game homestand on Wednesday against Winnipeg.
TBL 1, BOS 0
6:39 Tanner Jeannot (4) – Tyler Motte, Mikey Eyssimont
Mike Eyssimont played a backhand pass through the neutral zone to Tyler Motte in the middle of the ice. Motte nearly pulled free to create a breakaway but was tied up by Charlie McAvoy, causing the puck to trickle in on Jeremy Swayman. Tanner Jeannot crashed the net and put home the rebound when Swayman couldn’t control the puck.
TBL 1, BOS 1
9:55 Pavel Zacha (7) – David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand
A Lightning turnover along the near wall set up Boston to tie the game at one. Brad Marchand intercepted Mikhail Sergachev’s outlet pass and quickly sent the puck down low to David Pastrnak. Instead of shooting, Pastrnak dished backdoor to Pavel Zacha, who fired a shot past Jonas Johansson.
TBL 2, BOS 1
19:30 Nick Paul (8) – Mikhail Sergachev, Steven Stamkos – PPG
The Lightning went back in front on a power play goal in the final minute of the second period. Mikhail Sergachev’s shot from the left point was redirected past Swayman by Nick Paul stationed in front of the net.
TBL 2, BOS 26:26 David Pastrnak (12) – Mason Lohrei, Charlie McAvoy
Just over six minutes into the third, David Pastrnak tied the game at two when his wrist shot from the high slot beat Johansson high to the glove side.
BOS 3, TBL 2
7:47 John Beecher (2) – Danton Heinen, Brandon Carlo
A second Bruins goal in 1:21 suddenly had the Lightning facing a deficit. Twice it looked like the Bolts were going to force the puck out of their zone, but Boston held the play in and eventually John Beecher was able to walk down the slot and fire a wrist shot past Johansson.
BOS 3, TBL 3
8:44 Austin Watson (1) – Anthony Cirelli, Nick Perbix
The Bolts responded less than a minute later to quickly tie the game. Anthony Cirelli set up behind the Boston net and found Austin Watson open in front for a one-timer that beat Swayman.
BOS 4, TBL 3
16:09 Charlie Coyle (6) – James van Riemsdyk
The Bruins’ go-ahead goal was scored in the same fashion as Watson’s equalizer earlier in the period. From below the goal line, James van Riemsdyk found Charlie Coyle open in front of the net. Coyle’s shot beat Johansson upstairs to put the Bruins back in front.
BOS 4, TBL 4
19:55 Steven Stamkos (7) – Nikita Kucherov, Brandon Hagel
With 4.8 seconds left in the third, Nikita Kucherov shoveled a backhand pass through the middle of the ice to Steven Stamkos on the far side. His one-timer beat Swayman to send the game to overtime in dramatic fashion.
TBL 5, BOS 4
1:19 Brandon Hagel (9) – Victor Hedman
After a reset at center ice, Brandon Hagel jumped off the bench and was sprung on a breakaway by Victor Hedman. In alone on Swayman, Hagel scored to give Tampa Bay the victory.
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