Tampa Bay Lightning defeat Boston Bruins, 2-1

TAMPA - In the first 40 minutes, when the Bruins decided that hard work and emotional engagement weren’t going to be part of their plan, they still had a chance to erase a 1-0 deficit.

David Krejci, holding onto the puck while fighting off Tampa Bay defenders, spotted Blake Wheeler in the high slot. Wheeler took Krejci’s pass and whistled a wrister that glanced off the right post.

“We were flat in the second,’’ Wheeler said. “Maybe a good break and a bounce into the ...