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L 2-4
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L 2-3
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L 3-6
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Kucherov scores 3, Lightning beat Bruins 6-3

BOSTON (AP) Nikita Kucherov helped the Tampa Bay Lightning get a big win in the playoff push.

Kucherov had his third career hat trick to lead Tampa Bay to a 6-3 victory over Boston on Thursday night, snapping the Lightning's three-game losing streak and helping them pull three points behind the Bruins for the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

"It's huge," Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin said. "We didn't have room for error tonight, but we can't be too high on ourselves."

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Leaders
Points: B. Marchand80
Plus/Minus: Z. Chara17
Shots on Goal: P. Bergeron270
PIM: A. McQuaid69
Win: T. Rask33
Shutouts: T. Rask6
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 210 (12)
Shots: 2501 (1)
PP%: 21.2% (8)
Penalty Minutes: 743 (8)
Assists: 340 (17)
SH Goals: 10 (1)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
Montreal 41 24 9 91
Ottawa 41 24 8 90
Toronto 35 23 15 85
Boston 38 30 6 82
Tampa Bay 35 29 9 79
Florida 32 30 11 75
Buffalo 30 32 12 72
Detroit 29 32 11 69
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 199 (15)
Shots Against: 1968 (29)
PK%: 84.5% (6)
Penalty Minutes: 716 (10)
Shutouts: 6 (8)
Sv%: 0.899 (26)
Injuries
Date Player Status
3/9 T. Schaller Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
3/20 S. Kuraly Sent to minors Providence-AHL
3/19 S. Kuraly Called up from minors from Providence-AHL
3/19 N. Acciari Called up from minors from Providence-AHL
3/17 A. Czarnik Sent to minors Providence-AHL
3/17 P. Cehlarik Sent to minors Providence-AHL
3/7 A. Czarnik Called up from minors from Providence-AHL
3/1 J. Morrow Called up from minors from Providence-AHL
3/1 D. Stafford Traded for conditional draft pick
2/23 J. Morrow Sent to minors Providence-AHL (conditioning)
2/23 A. Czarnik Sent to minors Providence-AHL
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