TAMPA, FLORIDA – After 60 scoreless minutes, Brad Marchand needed just seconds to lift Boston to the win.
Marchand scored 10 seconds into overtime, Jonas Gustavsson made 42 saves and the Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0 on Tuesday night in a matchup of Atlantic Division leaders.
Patrice Bergeron sent a pass from the right wing through the slot that Marchand redirected past Ben Bishop for his 34th goal.
“It was big,” Marchand said. “We’re battling for position. We’re definitely happy with the outcome. It’s showing we’re learning how to win these games.”
Boston and Tampa Bay both have 83 points, but the Bruins have played one more game.
Bishop stopped 32 shots. Gustavsson, subbing for starter Tuukka Rask, improved to 11-5-1 this season with his seventh career shutout.
“That was a good hockey game,” Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. “It was up and down, bodies flying all over the place. Both goalies played extremely well.”
Islanders 2, Penguins 1
In New York, Anders Lee scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period, and Jaroslav Halak stopped 31 shots before leaving late in the third period and got his 200th career victory.
Canadiens 4, Stars 3 (OT)
In Montreal, Alex Galchenyuk got his second goal of the game 1:59 into overtime and the Canadiens beat Dallas to end a four-game skid.
Rangers 4, Sabres 2
In Buffalo, Mats Zuccarello had a goal and two assists and New York edged the Sabres.
Blue Jackets 5, Red Wings 3
In Columbus, Cam Atkinson scored twice in the third period and Boone Jenner had a goal and an assist.
Hurricanes 3, Senators 3 (SO)
In Raleigh, North Carolina, rookie Jaccob Slavin scored in the fourth round of the shootout.
Predators 4, Jets 2
In Winnipeg, Craig Smith scored twice and Nashville hung on to beat the Jets.
Sharks 3, Oilers 0
In Edmonton, James Reimer made 31 saves in his first shutout of the season, Logan Couture scored twice and San Jose beat the Oilers.