Bruins vs. Lightning live stream: Watch pivotal Game 3 of series

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    The Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning have had less than 24 hours to prepare for Game 3 of their second round Stanley Cup Playoff series on Wednesday night.

    These teams played Tuesday night in Game 2, where the Lightning beat the Bruins in overtime on a goal from Ondrej Palat. It was an impressive bounce-back performance from the Lightning after losing 3-2 in Game 1.

    The Bruins had plenty of chances to win Game 2. They held leads of 1-0, 2-1 and tied the game late in regulation to force overtime. They also gave up way too many shots and scoring chances, which is less than ideal versus a Lightning team loaded with offensive skill.

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    The Bruins’ top line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak has played great in this series, but they can’t win it alone. Boston needs secondary scoring to play a larger role if this team is going to advance to the Eastern Conference Final in back-to-back seasons.

    Which team will win Game 3 and take a 2-1 series lead? Here’s how to watch Bruins vs. Lightning online. Also, NBC Sports Boston will break down Game 3 immediately after the final buzzer on Postgame Live with Michael Felger, Joe Haggerty and DJ Bean.

    IN BRIEF: The Lightning thoroughly dominated the Bruins in Game 3 of their second round Stanley Cup Playoff series on Wednesday night.

    Tampa Bay opened up a 2-0 first period lead and never looked back. The Bolts scored three times on the power play and also outplayed the Bruins at 5-on-5. It was one of the worst performances in recent Bruins playoff history. In fact, it’s the first time the Bruins have lost a playoff matchup by five or more goals since Game 7 of the first round against the Montreal Canadiens in 2008.

    Alex Killorn (two goals, one assist), Nikita Kucherov (one goal, three assists) and Brayden Point (one goal, two assists) did most of the damage for the Lightning. They chased Bruins goalie Jaroslav Halak from the net after increasing their lead to 4-1 in the second period. Halak made 12 saves on 16 shots. Rookie netminder Dan Vladar made his NHL debut in place of Halak and gave up three goals on 15 shots.

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    HIGHLIGHTSA pretty weak slashing call on Bruins forward Nick Ritchie put the Lightning on the power play and they made the B’s pay.

    Fifteen seconds later the Lightning doubled their lead when Yanni Gourde scored on Halak, but only after the linesman took Boston defenseman Jeremy Lauzon out of the play in a collision.

    The Bruins finally got on the board and trimmed the deficit to 3-1 with a power play goal. If the play looks familiar, that’s because the B’s ran it in Game 2 and also scored.

    Alex Killorn scored the Lightning’s third power play goal to increase their lead to 4-1. It also was the last goal Halak would give up, as he was pulled from the game shortly after. 

    UP NEXTAfter playing games on back-to-back days, both teams will have Thursday to rest, recover and maybe get some practice time in before Friday night’s Game 4. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on USA Network.

    The Boston Bruins gave up the first goal in Game 3 of their second round Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night, and it didn’t take long for the Bolts to double their advantage.

    After scoring on a first period power play, the Lightning added another tally just 15 seconds later, and there was plenty of frustration from the Bruins. Not only had they fallen into an early 2-0 hole, the second Lightning goal probably wouldn’t have happened if linesman Devin Berg had been able to evade Bruins defenseman Jeremy Lauzon.

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    Berg was along the boards when Lightning forward Yanni Gourde was racing toward him. The linesman managed to get out of Gourde’s way, but in doing that he collided with Lauzon, thus taking the B’s defenseman out of the play. As a result, Gourde had a free breakaway and beat Bruins goalie Jaroslav Halak for the goal.

    The call on Nick Ritchie’s slashing penalty earlier in the period that led to the Lightning’s power play goal also was pretty soft. It’s hard enough to beat a very talented team like the Lightning without these kinds of calls/mishaps, so it’s easy to understand Boston’s frustration. 



    SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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