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NHL: Boston 2, Tampa Bay 1

Dec. 31, 2005 at 2:50 AM

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Patrice Beregeron scored on a short-handed break-away goal in the third period Friday night as the Boston Bruins beat Tampa Bay, 2-1.

Wayne Primeau also scored, Brad Stuart and P.J. Axelsson had assists while goalie Hannu Toivonen made 31 saves for the Bruins (14-18-6), who have won two of their last three games.

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Rob DiMaio had the only goal, Tim Taylor and Darryl Sydor had assists, and goaltender Sean Burke made 22 saves for the Lightning (19-17-3), who have lost two in a row and six of their last seven games.

The Lightning out-shot Boston, 32-24. The teams went scoreless on nine power play opportunities. Boston was 0-for-4 and Tampa Bay went 0-for-5.

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