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NHL: Tampa Bay 2, Boston 1

Dec. 28, 2009 at 10:42 PM

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Alex Tanguay and Martin St. Louis scored and Mike Smith rejected 31 shots Monday, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Boston Bruins 2-1.

Tanguay tapped in a goal late in the first period and St. Louis banged in a rebound shot with 12 seconds left in the second.

Smith held the Bruins scoreless until Marco Sturm connected, also on a rebound shot. Tim Thomas made 37 saves for Boston, which had won its previous three games.

Tampa Bay has four wins in its last five contests.

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