Bruins come back, beat Lightning, 5-2

715596.jpg

Bruins come back, beat Lightning, 5-2

BOSTON -- Zdeno Chara's 1,000th NHL game was on Saturday night, but he was recognized for the feat prior to Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the TD Garden. The Bruins captain responded with three assists and helped his team to a 5-2 win over Tampa Bay.

Chara's third assist of the game helped the B's to the game-winner, with 8:26 remaining in regulation.

Just moments after the Bruins killed off a Lightning power play, Chara took a slap shot from the left point, and Brian Rolston picked up the rebound at the left post, took it around the net in a wrap-around attempt, and Benoit Pouliot finished out front to give the Bruins a 3-2 lead.

Brad Marchand added Boston's fourth goal with 4:10 remaining, on a low shot from the right circle, and Rich Peverley added an empty-netter with 6.8 seconds left to make it 5-2.

Steven Stamkos had tied the game at 2-2, just six minutes before Pouliot's game-winner, after he sniped the top-left corner on a power-play one-timer from the left circle.

The Bruins had taken a 2-1 lead into that third period, thanks to Dennis Seidenberg's finish on a Chara rebound with 4:55 left to play in the second.

Seidenberg found himself down low after a few cycles during a 4-on-4, and after Roloson made the initial save on Chara's slap shot from the point, Seidenberg was on the doorstep to put it upstairs for Boston's first lead of the night.

Both teams entered the second period tied at 1-1.

The Lightning took a 1-0 lead early, after Stamkos picked the low-left corner from a bad angle in the lower-right circle, five minutes into the game.

Shawn Thornton tied it at 1-1 with 9:06 left in the opening period, as he also put home a Chara rebound on the doorstep.

Roethlisberger responds to Edelman comments: 'We've got our trophies'

Roethlisberger responds to Edelman comments: 'We've got our trophies'

On Monday, Julian Edelman took a light shot at the Steelers when asked about Antonio Brown streaming Mike Tomlin’s postgame speech on Facebook Live. 

"That's how that team is run," Edelman said on WEEI Monday. "I personally don't think that would be something that would happen in our locker room, but hey, whatever. Some people like red and some people like blue. Some people like tulips and some people like roses. Whatever."

Ben Roethlisberger, one of the players who was speaking during Brown’s video, was asked to respond to Edelman’s comments Wednesday. He did so by saying the Steelers are run in a manner that’s gotten them six Super Bowl championships. 

“I don’t think I need to speak much,” Roethlisberger said. “We’ve got our trophies out there. I’ve got owners that I think are the best in the business. They’re family to us, and I’m sure if he talked to his owner, he would say the same thing about the Rooneys. Anybody in here in the football world or the regular world that owns the Rooneys knows what they stand for. It’s a blessing to call them a family.”

Brown, whose actions were admonished by Tomlin Tuesday, could be fined if the NFL determines that he violated the league’s social media policy. The policy is as follows: 

"The use of social media by coaches, players, and other club football operations personnel is prohibited on game day (including halftime) beginning 90 minutes before kickoff until after the post-game locker room is open to the media and players have first fulfilled their obligation to be available to the news media who are at the game."

WATCH: Celtics vs. Knicks

WATCH: Celtics vs. Knicks

Tune into CSN to watch the Celtics host the Knicks at TD Garden. You can also click here to watch the Celtics livestream presented by McDonald's on the NBC Sports App. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live Presented by ACE Ticket.

- Game Preview: Thomas scoring at record pace in fourth quarter

- Channel Finder: Make sure you know where to watch

[SHOP: Gear up, Celtics fans!]

- Live Extra FAQ: All your questions answered

- Latest on the Celtics: All of the most recent news and notes

- Talk about the game via social media on CSN's Pulse, presented by Ford