Lightning tie mark with 62nd victory
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.