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Lightning beat Bruins 4-3 in OT to take 3-1 series lead

Lightning beat Bruins 4-3 in OT to take 3-1 series lead

The Tampa Bay Lightning have a chance to get the last licks on the Boston Bruins at home.

Dan Girardi scored 3:18 into overtime to give Tampa Bay a 4-3 victory over Boston on Friday night in a game that featured more face-licking from Brad Marchand but left the Lightning with a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals as they return to Florida for a potential clincher in Game 5.

"It's going to be the hardest game of the series, and it always is," said Tampa Bay wing Ryan Callahan , who was swabbed by Marchand's tongue in the second period — the second straight opponent to complain about the tactic by the Bruins' forward.

"It's unfortunate that...

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