Bruins, Peverley zap Lightning, 4-1

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Bruins, Peverley zap Lightning, 4-1

By Jessica Camerato
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BOSTON -- The last time the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning met, the game ended with the Bs celebrating a Stanley Cup Finals berth.

Five months later, the two teams faced off Saturday night at TD Garden for their first match up of the regular season. The final score yielded the same outcome -- a 'W for the home team.

The Bruins (1-1-0) earned their first win of the season with a 4-1 victory behind two goals from Rich Peverley and 25saves by Tim Thomas.

After combining for 25 shots on goals in a scoreless first period, both teams came out attacking in the second. Peverley scored off an assist from Brad Marchand and Johnny Boychuk just over two minutes into the second period. 76 seconds later, Martin St. Louis returned the favor with a goal from Ryan Malone and Vincent Lecavalier (St. Louiss second goal of the season, 300th NHL career). The 1-1 tie lasted less than two minutes when Daniel Paille scored from Adam McQuaid and Tyler Seguin.

Heightened emotions followed thereafter. Both teams were called for six penalties apiece in the second period (doubled from the first period), including Dominic Moore and Marchand being called for roughing after scuffling to the ice.

The Bruins held the Lightning (1-1-0) scoreless in the third period while David Krecji scored from Milan Lucic and Seguin, and Peverley added his second goal of the night from Patrice Bergeron and Marchand.

The Bruins will face the Colorado Avalanche on Monday afternoon at TD Garden.

Jessica Camerato is on Twitter at http:twitter.comJCameratoNBA

Sunday Dec. 4: Zacha adjusting to life in the NHL

Sunday Dec. 4: Zacha adjusting to life in the NHL

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while marveling at the Bruins setting a franchise record this season for fewest practices in a regular season. Thanks compacted schedule due to the World Cup!

*Pavel Zacha is adjusting to life as a rookie in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils, and things are getting better as they go along.

*Manitoba Moose players relive their favorite Star Wars moments prior to the team holding their Star Wars Night.

*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Elliotte Friedman sits down with new Florida Panthers head coach Tom Rowe to discuss the massive changes in that organization with the firing of Gerard Gallant.

*Good for Anders Nilson putting a rainbow decal on the back of his goalie to mask to support some gay friends that have faced public resistance in their lives.

*Bruce Garrioch has his weekly NHL notes with several players, including Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald, potentially on the trade block if anybody wants them.

*PHT writer Cam Tucker has Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson suffering a broken leg that will keep him out 6-8 weeks.

*There was no blood for the Vancouver Canucks fans, but there was still plenty of drama in a win over the Maple Leafs.

*For something completely different: The World Baseball Classic works for everybody except for Major League Baseball, and that would appear to be a problem.