BOSTON – The Bruins needed a big response to Home Ice, and they came in Game 4 just a little too short.
The Bruins played what could have been their best game of the series, but eventually fell into overtime, 4-3, when Alex Killorn came out of a group of players with the puck and threw a puck against the net, that of Brian Gionta's skate dropped before Dan Girardi pushed him home for the game winner at TD Garden.
The Bruins dropped back when Tampa Bay used a Rick Nash turnover on the offensive blue line and dangled Brayden Point through the Bruins defense before catching a shot at Tuukka Rask. Five minutes later, the Bruins dropped a few points back when Nikita Kucherov smoked a Power Play One timer that missed Rask and it looked bleak for black and gold.
They responded to the special teams and got off the mat like the whole season. The Bruins finished the first with David Pastrnak in a full baseball swing with a puck that jumped after a Torey Krug point shot in the air, and his sixth goal of the playoffs cut Tampa Bay's lead in half. Once again, the power game came on in the second half as Bergeron dropped a shot from his bumper deep below the goal line after a small give-and-go with pitcher, leaving the Bruins all the way from the dead.
With two-period results and the B & # 39; s possibly playing their best period in the series, overcoming the Lightning by 14-4, it looked like Black and Gold. They looked even better when Brad Marchand made a superb defensive penalty for the Bruins and delivered a perfect opening goal for Bergeron to overtake Andrei Vasilevskiy for his second goal. But the Bruins could not keep the lead, as Charlie McAvoy's turnover behind the Boston net against Kucherov quickly turned into a Stammer Hammer One timer out of the high slot for Steve Stamkos, who tied the game late in the third period. 19659007] NBC SPORT BOSTON SCHEDULE