Mikkel Boedker

Stanley Cup playoffs: Lightning put Bruins on brink of elimination with overtime victory

Stanley Cup playoffs: Lightning put Bruins on brink of elimination with overtime victory

Dan Girardi scored 3:18 into overtime on Friday night to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins and a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

The Lightning jumped ahead 2-0 for the second straight game. But this time Boston answered with three straight goals, including a short-handed score by Patrice Bergeron — his second of the game — to break a third-period tie.

Steven Stamkos tied it 3-all with seven minutes left in regulation. Girardi ended it when he got a stick on a pass from Alex Killorn that was deflected off Brian Gionta's skate in the crease.

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 25 saves for the Lightning, who will have a chance...

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