Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman celebrates his winning goal along with forwards Brayden Point (21) and Steven Stamkos (91) during the third period of Thursday's win over the Boston Bruins at Amalie Arena.
Tampa Bay’s victory is its 11th in a row at Amalie Arena and first in three meetings with Boston this season.
John Romano | The Bruins are running away with the Atlantic Division, but Tampa Bay is not quite ready for the rocking chair.
Corey Perry and Ross Colton team up to score two goals on redirections as the power play gets back on track.
On the night he is honored for reaching the 500-goal milestone, the captain scores the game-winner in the closing minutes.


  1. Nothing like playing the Bruins to get the blood flowing. Boston defenseman Derek Forbort (28) and Lightning center Ross Colton (79) exchanged pleasantries during Tampa Bay's 3-2 victory Thursday at Amalie Arena.
  2. Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman celebrates his winning goal along with forwards Brayden Point (21) and Steven Stamkos (91) during the third period of Thursday's win over the Boston Bruins at Amalie Arena.
  3. Lightning forward Corey Perry (10) celebrates his second goal of the game with teammates Ross Colton (79) and Alex Killorn (17) in the second period of Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Wild at Amalie Arena.
  4. Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates after scoring the winning goal in the third period of Tuesday night's 4-2 win over the Minnesota Wild at Amalie Arena.
  5. Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois talks with reporters during a meeting at the halfway point of the NHL season on Tuesday.
  6. Brandon Hagel and the Lightning have been great at home this season, going 17-4-1. This week presents a tough challenge, as Tampa Bay hosts Minnesota, Boston and Los Angeles in its final games before the All-Star break.
  7. Rick Tocchet, pictured on the Tampa Bay bench during a 2009 game, served as head coach of the Lightning for parts of two seasons from 2008-10.
  8. Lightning defenseman Ian Cole, right, knocks Calgary Flames forward Elias Lindholm to the ice in front of goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy during the second period of Saturday's game in Calgary, Alberta.
  9. Dave Mishkin, the radio voice of the Lightning since the 2002-03 season, called every one of Steven Stamkos’ 503 regular-season and 43 postseason goals entering Saturday's game in Calgary.
  10. The Lightning's Nikita Kucherov shares a laugh with NHL Hall of Famer and former Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk, as well as Lightning founder Phil Esposito, during a Stanley Cup champions celebration in 2020.
  11. Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov (90) and the Oilers' Jesse Puljujarvi (13) compete for the puck during the second period Thursday night in Edmonton.
  12. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy will be competing in his fifth All-Star Game next month in Sunrise.
  13. The Lightning's Steven Stamkos raises his stick to the crowd while receiving a standing ovation after he scores his 500th career goal Wednesday night in Vancouver.
  14. The Lightning's Steven Stamkos (91) scores against Canucks goalie Spencer Martin, to record his 501st career goal, during the first period of Wednesday's game in Vancouver.
  15. Lightning center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (41) opened the scoring in Monday afternoon's 4-1 win over the Kraken in Seattle.
  16. Lightning players, from left, forward Nick Paul, forward Pat Maroon and defenseman Erik Cernak celebrate a goal during the third period against the Kraken on Monday afternoon in Seattle.
  17. The Blues' Colton Parayko (55) controls the puck as the Lightning's Anthony Cirelli (71) defends during the third period of Saturday's Tampa Bay win in St. Louis.
  18. the Lightning's Steven Stamkos passes around the Blues' Noel Acciari (52) during the first period pf Saturday's game in St. Louis.
  19. The Lightning's Pat Maroon saw his son Anthony play in a hockey game Friday, then Anthony and his team took in the Lightning's morning skate Saturday.
  20. Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) and defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) look on after Vancouver Canucks center J.T. Miller (9) scores in the second period of Thursday's game at Amalie Arena.
  21. Lightning center Brayden Point (21) celebrates after beating Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) for a goal during a Dec. 13 game at Amalie Arena.
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