Boston Bruins defeat Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-3

During a 4:02 span of the first period when Tampa Bay looked as lifeless and uninterested in the game of hockey as any club in the league could be, the Bruins poured three pucks past goalie Mike Smith and threatened to turn the Lightning into an even bigger punch line than they already are.

It turned out that the Bruins needed every bit of offense they generated during that outburst.

Up by three-goal margins at the end of periods one and two, a lazy and lackadaisical...