BOSTON — There was a chance that the Bruins could’ve left their desperation on their perfect six-game road trip.
With two drives to the net and then a flick of Milan Lucic’s wrist, the Bruins proved that they could carry over their electric play from the road to home ice in their 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight at TD Garden.
The Bruins have now won seven in a row.
Lucic scored the game-winner from an odd angle with 3:42 remaining in regulation with Nathan Horton and David Krejci, plus a bunch of Tampa Bay defenders, down in front of the goal after a mad scramble at the top of the crease.
The goal capped a physical night that featured 44 recorded hits and a lopsided fight between Lucic and Lightning defenseman Eric Brewer.
Boston now has sole possession of second place in the Eastern Conference.
Here’s a look at the rest of the box score:
•Steven Kampfer scored his fifth goal of the season. He had gone six games without a point.
•After two games as the back-up to Tuukka Rask, goaltender Tim Thomas returned to action with a 27-save performance.
•In his Boston home debut, Tomas Kaberle was a plus-1 with four blocked shots in 21:32 of ice time.