Bruins-Lightning Rookie Game: Boston Loses 3-2 In Overtime

by abournenesn

Sep 14, 2014

The Boston Bruins lost 3-2 in overtime to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night in the second of a three-game rookie camp tournament at the Nashville Predators’ practice facility in Antioch, Tenn.

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Ben Sexton opened the scoring with a first-period goal, Boston’s first of the tournament. Sexton was a seventh-round draft pick by the B’s in 2009, and he tallied two points (one goal, one assist) in nine games for the Providence Bruins last season.

After the Lightning took a 2-1 lead, the Bruins tied the score in the third period with a goal from Frankie Simonelli.

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Both teams were held scoreless for the rest of regulation to force overtime, with Tampa Bay defenseman Kodie Curran tallying the winning goal.

[tweet align=”center”] shared a video of the overtime goal. As you can see, Tampa Bay’s top prospect, Jonathan Drouin, helped create the scoring chance with a nice show of skill.

The Bruins will play the Predators on Tuesday in their final game of the tournament.

— The Bruins’ forward lines and defense pairings:

Anthony Camara-David Pastrnak-Seth Griffith
Matt Lindblad-Ben Sexton-Brian Ferlin
Andrew Ammon-Cory Kane-Alex Fällström
Mitchell Dempsey-Spencer Asuchak-Dawson Leedahl

Linus Arnesson-Chris Casto
Mike Young-Frankie Simonelli
Mickael Beauregard-Bryce Anelosk

— Adam Morrison started in net for Boston. The 23-year-old netminder played two games for the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL last season.

— Kristers Gudlevski started in goal for Tampa Bay. You might remember him from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, where he helped Latvia keep Canada scoreless until the last half of the third period during the quarterfinal stage of the knockout round.

Bolts Prospects tweeted the rest of the Lightning’s starting lineups:

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Photo via Instagram/nhlbruins

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