Rookie David Pastrnak scored twice, including the game winner, as the Boston Bruins edged the Tampa Bay lightning 4-3 Tuesday night.
The 18-year-old now has four goals in three games since returning from the world junior hockey championship.
Boston has now won four straight while the Lightning have dropped back to back games.
Brad Marchand and Milan Lucic had the other Bruins goals while David Krejci and Torey Krug each had two assists in the win.
Tempers boiled over early in the third period.
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was initially called for boarding on Lightning defenseman Matt Carle.
Then Cedric Paquette stepped in to have a few words with the defenseman and Chara sucker punched the Tampa forward. Paquette was assessed a minor penalty for roughing while Chara got two for boarding and a double-minor for roughing.
Here’s the sequence:
Steven Stamkos scored twice and Ryan Callahan had the other Lightning goals. Ben Bishop made 30 saves in the loss.
Tuukka Rask improved to 18-10-6 with a 16 save performance.