Hayes scores in 10th round of shootout, Bruins top Lightning

November 4, 2016
Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) looks on as defenseman Torey Krug (47) clears the puck from Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien had a gut feeling about Jimmy Hayes and was right.

Hayes scored in the 10th round of a shootout, Tuukka Rask won his sixth straight game to start the season and the Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Thursday night.

“Jimmy Hayes is a pretty good shooter,” Julien said. “He’s one of those guys that has a quick release. I felt good about putting him out there. He didn’t disappoint.”

Hayes entered 0 for 4 in shootouts and has gone 26 games without a goal in regulation.

Tampa Bay’s Brayden Point and Boston’s Riley Nash both scored in the fourth round, but Rask and Andrei Vasilevskiy were strong during the shootout as Boston won 2-1.

Brandon Carlo, Ryan Spooner and David Pastrnak scored in regulation for the Bruins, who finished a 3-1 road trip.

“Start a little streak on the winning side of things is a lot more fun for us,” Carlo said. “Plane rides are a lot better back.”

The Lightning got two goals from Tyler Johnson. Victor Hedman had the other Tampa Bay goal in the team’s first home game since a 3-3 trip.

“Clearly, it’s troublesome,” coach Jon Cooper said about Tampa Bay falling behind 2-0. “I thought when the guys got their legs, I thought they played well enough to win the game.”

Johnson redirected Braydon Coburn’s shot past Rask to tie it 3-all 10:04 into the third period. The goal stood after a video review showed Johnson didn’t score with a high stick.

Rask stopped 27 shots. He has Boston’s longest winning streak to begin a season since Tim Thomas went 8-0 in 2010-11.

Carlo beat Vasilevskiy from along the goal line at 4:01 of the first before Spooner made it 2-0 on the Bruins’ third power-play goal of the season with 9:13 left in the period. Tampa Bay challenged that Boston was offside before Spooner’s goal, but a video review proved inconclusive.

Cooper thought the play was offside.

“We shouldn’t have been down 2-0,” he said.

Vasilevskiy made 28 saves.

Hedman scored on a power play late in the first.

After a video review determined that Tampa Bay’s Ondrej Palat illegally kicked the puck into the net early in the second, Pastrnak’s sixth goal gave Boston a 3-1 lead 3 minutes later.

Johnson’s power-play goal pulled Tampa Bay to 3-2 midway through the second.

NOTES: Tampa Bay LW Jonathan Drouin, who took a high hit Tuesday night from New York Islanders D Calvin de Haan, didn’t play. ... Pastrnak returned after serving a two-game suspension for an illegal hit last week. ... Tampa Bay RW Nikita Kucherov had an assist and has five points over his last two games. ... Bruins D Torey Krug set up Spooner’s goal for his first point this season.


Bruins: Start a two-game homestand Saturday night against the New York Rangers.

Lightning: Host the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night to complete a two-game homestand.

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