Bruins vs. Lightning Game 3: Highlights, final score and more

Bruins vs. Lightning Game 3: Highlights, final score and more

Hertl helped give Jones a cushion with his goal early in the second. David Pastrnak, the Bruins' deadliest scorer, could not manage to fling a single puck on Andrei Vasilveskiy. The Palat, Tyler Johnson, and Brayden Point line certainly struggled in the first game, but they have dominated in the last two playoff wins while matching up quite a bit with the Patrice Bergeron Line. However, in back-to-back wins, the Lightning's depth players have outplayed the Bruins', and it's been the difference so far in the series.

Point assisted on Tampa Bay's first three goals before sealing the win with his empty-netter with 25.2 seconds left. The key for the Bruins is not losing sight of their objective: beating the Lightning tonight in Game 3, ultimately winning the series and advancing to the conference final.

"Boston came in and took one of our games at home, we had to take one of theirs on the road", said Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper.

Then there's the Bruins' bottom six. They had all the pressure and were getting the calls.

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Compelling examples of both qualities came in Game 3 on Wednesday. The other three members - Riley Nash, Tommy Wingels and Noel Acciari - combined for four. Gourde, who scored his second goal of the playoffs in Game 2, was bedside with his wife for the birth and rejoined the team in Boston. Tampa Bay could rest its top guys while Boston was grinding out a seven-game victory over Toronto. Bruce Cassidy said after the game that he had less of a problem with the opening mistake that led to the first goal and much more of an issue with the two goals that followed after the first. Cassidy acknowledged after Game 3 that he is concerned about the third line's play, and it's hard to imagine he'd trot out Heinen-Nash-Backes again in Game 4. It was Rask that kept the Bruins in the game in the first period after a couple of mistakes put them in a 2-0 hole, and it was Rask that made 11 saves in the middle period to keep the Bruins within two goals if they could ever get their offense untracked.

Cassidy ran the Bruins through a 30-minute practice on Thursday, the focus primarily on improving defensive zone coverage, and using it to break pucks out quickly and cleanly. Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk both were given maintenance days, and while Cassidy anticipates they will go in Game 4, he said they'll reassess the situation Friday morning.

"Obviously, in the playoffs, you need to be willing to outwork the opposition", captain Zdeno Chara said. A lot of discussion yesterday - the question centered around secondary scoring. Once the Bruins were down by a 3-1 score at the end of the first period, they were pretty much dead on arrival after that against a Tampa team putting down the clamps. You don't have your A-game, so to speak, bring your B-game.

And according to Amalie Arena's policy page, an invader into that 10 percent of the 20,500-seat arena is given four options when trying to check into these home-only sections: They're allowed to check their unwelcoming gear at guest services to be picked up later and given an unbranded blue or black shirt to don for the night, they can go back to their hotel, change and return to the arena thanks to a re-entry pass, they can get moved to a comparable seat with no attire restriction (and free of charge), or they can simply get a refund and leave the arena. "Trust me, if there was any talk of pulling him off that line, I think those three guys would have marched right into my room and said, 'What are you doing?'" The Bruins played their softest period of the series and Tampa took full advantage.

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