Domingue, Lightning hold off Bruins, win fifth straight

Domingue, Lightning hold off Bruins, win fifth straight

TAMPA — Louis Domingue made 33 saves, and Mathieu Joseph and Anthony Cirelli scored third-period goals to help the Tampa Bay Lightning defeat the Boston Bruins 3-2 at Amalie Arena on Thursday. 

Brayden Point scored for the Lightning (22-7-1), who have won five consecutive games and eight of their past nine (8-1-0). They lead the NHL with 45 points. Domingue got his fourth straight win.

David Pastrnak and David Krejci scored for the Bruins (14-10-4), who have lost three straight. Tuukka Rask made 27 saves. 

Joseph put the Lightning ahead 2-1 at 2:40 after Alex Killorn found him with a pass in the slot and he beat Rask with a backhand shot through the five-hole.

Cirelli made it 3-1 at 4:03 with a shorthanded goal. He intercepted a pass from Pastrnak to start a breakaway and beat Rask with a backhand.

Krejci made it 3-2 with 1:45 remaining on a shot from the point with Rask pulled for an extra skater.

Pastrnak gave the Bruins a 1-0 lead at 2:04 of the first period when he stuffed in his own rebound.  

Point tied it 1-1 at 14:59 with a one-timer from the slot that beat Rask to the far post off a pass from Nikita Kucherov.

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