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Final: Lightning 6, Bruins 1

Posted by Kevin Paul Dupont, Globe Staff  March 13, 2012 07:17 PM

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THIRD PERIOD

All over here. Bruins drop third in a row, 6-1, to Bolts.

2:50 to go. Bolts still with five-goal lead.

10 seconds after Marchand rings left post, Stamkos nails in No. 50 for 6-1 Tampa lead at 11:43. Assists to St. Louis and Lee. Second time Stamkos has notched 50.

8:53 to go. Bolts still with chokehold, 5-1.


Hoping to keep update, too, on Twitter: @GlobeKPD

Experiencing wifi problems here in Tampa. Apologize if there are further delays this eve.

With 6:04 left in this debacle, Bruins with 25-14 shot lead. Bolts with only 3 shots since moving ahead, 5-0, early in second.

1:55 -- Bolts, 5-1. Bruins finally get on board. Caron, parked at top of crease, deflects in Boychuk's shot from mear blue line, above right wing circle.

SECOND PERIOD


Only time Bruins lost three straight this season: Oct. 22-27-29.


Funny math: Bolts now with only 11-10 shot lead with 6:00 to in second. Still ahead, 5-0, on scoreboard.

Yep, white flag. Turco comes back into game with score 5-0. Julien rests Thomas, who likely will start Thursday night in Sunrise.

3:06: Bolts, 5-0. Stamkos with No. 49, flips puck out from behind net, bangs Thomas' stick blade.

Underway here. If Bruins can't cut down on 4-0 deficit quickly, wonder if Julien brings back Turco for some mopup work.

FIRST PERIOD

To quote the late Ned Martin: Mercy! The first period is over. Bolts, 4-0, with 10-2 shot advantage.

16:08 -- Thornton's had enough, picks on Commodore and beats stuffing out of ex-Wing blueliner. Does not cut into 4-0 deficit.

With 4:32 to go in first, Hedman rips in slapper from point slot on power play for 4-0 lead.

Paille off for slash at 13:06. Second TBL PP.

Bruins get first shot on net at 9:25. Whitfield backhand stuff attempt at left post, thwarted by Tokarski.

Thing have settled down a bit. 8:30 gone and the Bolts haven't scored a goal in 4 minutes. Still with 3-0 lead. Bruins yet to get a shot.


Thomas relieves Turco at 4:31. Bolts with 3-0 lead on six shots. Bruins yet to land a shot at other end of the ice.

What a beating. Shannon power-play goal at 4:31 makes it 3-0.

2:26 -- Tampa, 2-0. Turco can't cover at left post. Thompson makes pot after Hall shovels over to top of crease. Two shots, two goals.

1:40 -- Puck by Turco, but goal initially waved off. Now under review. Goal stands. Tampa with 1-0 lead.

Underway.

Update: Bergeon is in the lineup. Also, Danny Paille is back tonight.

We're about 20 minutes from faceoff here in Tampa. Patrice Bergeron was on the ice for the pre-game warmup. No word yet on whether he plays tonight.

Adam McQuaid, like Bergeron injured Sunday in Pittsburgh, did not participate in the pre-game. He will not be in uniform tonight.

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