NHL: Boston 5, Tampa Bay 4

Feb. 12, 2010 at 12:23 AM
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TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Michael Ryder and Milan Lucic each scored twice for Boston Thursday and the Bruins fended off Tampa Bay 5-4 after taking a five-goal lead.

Ryder also notched an assist and Lucic's second goal on a tip-in of a Zdeno Chara shot less than 5 minutes into the second period was the game-winner.

Miroslav Satan also scored for the Bruins, who have won three straight. Marc Savard and Derek Morris added two assists apiece.

Tuukka Rask turned aside 31 shots for the win.

Martin St. Louis and Steve Downie each recorded two goals for Tampa Bay, which had a four-game win streak end.

Lightning goalie Antero Niittymaki was pulled after allowing four goals on 21 shots in the first period. Mike Smith finished up with 14 stops.

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