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Lightning beat Bruins, tie NHL record for regular season wins

The Lightning and Red Wings are the only two teams in NHL history to win more than 60 games in a regular season.
Credit: AP
Tampa Bay Lightning's Cameron Gaunce (33) and Boston Bruins' Jake DeBrusk (74) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON — The Tampa Bay Lightning tied the NHL record for most wins in a regular season.

The Lightning beat the Boston Bruins 6-3 on Saturday afternoon to tie the Detroit Red Wings’ single-season record of 62 wins.

It’s the greatest number of regular-season wins in the 102-year history of the NHL.

The Lightning and Red Wings are the only two teams in NHL history to win more than 60 games in a regular season.

Tampa Bay’s record this season of 62-16-4 is slightly worse than Detroit’s 62-13-7 campaign during the 1995-1996 regular season.

The Stanley Cup Playoffs start Wednesday.

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