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Lightning beat Bruins 3-2, improve to 2-0 in seeding round

Tyler Johnson scored the tie-breaking goal with 87 seconds left to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory over Boston.
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TORONTO, ON — Tyler Johnson scored the tie-breaking goal with 87 seconds left to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory over Boston.

The Presidents' Trophy-winning Bruins fell to their second straight loss in the NHL’s playoff seeding round. 

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 25 shots for the Lightning, who improved to 2-0 in the three-game round-robin. 

Tampa Bay would earn the top seed in the East with a victory over Philadelphia on Saturday.

Tuukka Rask made 32 saves for the Bruins. 

They led the NHL with 100 points in the pandemic-shortened regular season but can now finish no higher than No. 3. 

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