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Pastrnak scores twice early in Bruins win against Lightning

Tampa – David Pasternak He scored two early goals for the Boston Bruins in their 5-2 win over Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Saturday.

Brad Marchand He also scored two goals for the Bruins (18-11-2), who have won four of their past five games. Linus Olmark Made 27 saves.

“It’s always fun to play the best teams in the league, because you really have to be subtle and be aware of everything you’re doing,” Olmark said. “It tests your game and it tests your mental stability. That’s what we play for. We play to be the best, and if you want to be, you have to beat the best.”

Ondrej Balat And Brayden Point He scored for Lightning (23-9-5), who have lost four of their past six matches (2-3-1). Andrei Vasilevsky Make 25 saves.

“They were better than us tonight,” Tampa Bay coach John Cooper said. “We’ve played with them twice now, it’s 1-1 (we won 3-2 in overtime on Dec. 4). Maybe… they were better than us in Boston and they were better than us tonight. We had some chances, but when you go down by four, it’s The way back is difficult.”

Pastrnak gave Boston the 1-0 lead at 1:11 of the first period with a shot from the wrist from inside the blue line that veered Andre SisterSki.

Video: BOS @ TBL: Pastrnak tore the early goal after entering the area

Then he extended the lead to 2-0 at 6:10, and kicked the rebounding ball Taylor HallInitially on his stick and shot into the open net.

“He is a dominant player and I think he maintains a high level,” Marchand said of Pasternak. “He wants to be a team-maker every night. He’s a special talent. We want to see him do well. It’s great to see him play like this tonight. He’s getting ahead in big situations all the time.”

Marchand scored 26 seconds into the second half to make it 3-0. slap pass redirected from Mike Riley Past Vasilevskiy’s gauntlet near the right column.

“It feels good, but I don’t think they played their best game tonight,” Marchand said. “We’ve played with them a lot in the past, and we know when they’re on and when they aren’t. So we have to take it as just a grain of salt, but it’s definitely something we can continue to build on. We’ve been a lot better lately.” Since the Christmas holidays, we’ve been playing hockey really well.”

Anton Bleda Pushing the lead to 4-0 at 14:54 of a second, the short side of the left circle scored after Oscar Sten defeated Calfoot For loose disc.

Balat scored 24 seconds into the third game to make it 4-1, then turned one timer later Eric Cernack The disc hit him with one hand on his stick.

“It was not ideal to allow the early goal,” Cernak said. “This wasn’t our night with a 50-50 fight. We weren’t smart enough in our area.”

Video: BOS @ TBL: Pastrnak nets the rebounding hall for the second goal

He reduced the score to 4-2 at 11:20, but Marchand hit the empty net at 17:11 for the 5-2 final.

“There was a lot to like,” Boston coach Bruce Cassidy said. “I think our puck fights… I think a lot of the goals were achieved by winning the balls against the wall, playing up north, minimizing fouls in terms of them getting easy chances. I think that’s what I liked the most about our game, we played hard to play against Kind of style tonight.”

Notes: bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy (Lower body) Missed his second game in a row. … lightning defense Ryan McDonagh He was a late scratcher and was getting a lower body injury day in and day out. … Bruins forward Nick Foligno He left the match in the first half with an obvious leg injury. Cassidy said he will likely miss his game at the Washington Capitals on Monday. … Balat scored in three consecutive games (four goals, one assist). …he has scored 10 points (six goals, four assists) in his past seven games. …Hall had assists and scored six points (two goals and four assists) during a five-point streak.

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