Light­ning tie mark with 62nd vic­tory

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Scoreboard -

BOS­TON — The Light­ning won their NHL record-ty­ing 62nd game Satur­day, get­ting a short­handed goal by Steven Stamkos dur­ing a three­goal sec­ond pe­riod in their

6-3 vic­tory over the Bru­ins on the fi­nal day of the reg­u­lar sea­son.

Nikita Kucherov, An­thony Cirelli, Erik Cer­nak and Bray­don Coburn also scored for the Light­ning

(62-16-4), who tied the

1995-96 Red Wings for most reg­u­lar-sea­son wins.

Six of the vic­to­ries, though, came in shootouts. The league in­tro­duced shootouts to de­cide ties af­ter over­time at the start of the 2005-06 sea­son. Be­fore that, games ended in ties af­ter over­time, which was brought in for reg­u­larsea­son games in 1983.

David Kre­jci, Dan­ton Heinen and Matt Grzel­cyk each had a goal for the Bru­ins (49-24-9), who fell one short of con­sec­u­tive

50-win sea­sons since col­lect­ing four straight from

1970-71 through 1973-74. Tuukka Rask made 16 saves.

Kucherov was al­most cer­tainly win the Art Ross Tro­phy as the league’s lead­ing scorer with 128 points (41 goals, 87 as­sists).

Third-string goalie Ed­ward Pasquale stopped 30 shots and Tyler John­son added an empty-net­ter.

It was the Light­ning’s

30th road win, mak­ing them just the sec­ond team in league his­tory to reach that to­tal. The 2005-06 Red Wings had 31.

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