Patrice Bergeron receives 1,000th point for his assist in the win of the Bruins

Patrice Bergeron receives 1,000th point for his assist in the win of the Bruins

TAMPA, Fla. — Patrice Bergeron He scored his 1,000th career point by scoring a second-period assist. Boston Bruins Beat the Tampa Bay Lightning They won 7th straight game with a 5-3 win Monday night.

Bergeron became fourth Boston player and 94th NHLer to accomplish the milestone by assisting Brad Marchand's goal at 15.08, which gave the Bruins an impressive 4-1 lead.

After scoring his goal, Marchand pointed immediately at Bergeron and the Boston bench was able to celebrate with the 37 year-old center.

Ray Bourque (1.506), Johnny Bucyk (1.3399), and Phil Esposito (1.012) are other Boston players that have reached 1,000 points. Phil Esposito (1.012) was there as a Lightning broadcaster. Bergeron is the 41st player with 1,000 points for one franchise.

David Krejci, Nick Foligno, Charlie Coyle And David Pastrnak The Bruins improved to 17-2 with this score. Linus Ullmark 32 saved.

Boston must win two games to match the 1929-30 Bruins' 19-2 start to the season.

Nick Paul Doubled your score Rudolfs Balcers The other Lightning goal was scored. Andrei Vasilevskiy 25 shots stopped

Tampa Bay won four consecutive championships.

Foligno and Coyle were 31 seconds apart in second half to give Boston 3-1.

Foligno took a shot off his chin during morning skate and had a rebound power play goal at 5:07.

After a video review, Coyle was given credit for his goal in close. It was originally called no goal when referees determined that the puck had crossed the goal line before it came loose.

Balcers and Pastrnak on the power-play traded goals just 11 seconds apart, before Paul's man benefit goal made it 5-3 by 10:38.

Pastrnak scored 13 goals against Vasilevskiy in 15 games and has extended his point streak by seven games (4 goals, 10).

Krejci was the first to score in the first period. Krejci scored four goals in a streak of three consecutive games.

In the first eight minutes, Tampa Bay beat San Francisco 9-0.

This story was made possible by The Associated Press.

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