TB 0 0 0 0
Bos 0 2 0 2
Date of game: 4/25/2013

Recap: Boston vs. Tampa Bay

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Tuukka Rask notched his fifth shutout of the season with a 30-save effort, as the Boston Bruins stymied the Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-0, at TD Garden.

Dennis Seidenberg and Daniel Paille each scored in the second period for the Bruins, who won for just the second time in their last seven games.

Boston sits second in the Eastern Conference and at the top of the Northeast Division with 61 points. Montreal also has the same amount of points, but the Bruins have two games remaining to the Canadiens' one.

Anders Lindback made 22 saves for Tampa Bay, which has dropped seven of eight.

"I feel for our guys because everybody makes mistakes. I think, truthfully, we may have made less mistakes than the Bruins did, but we couldn't bury our chances," said Lightning head coach Jon Cooper.

After being outshot 9-4 through the opening 20 minutes, the Bruins doubled their total while beating Lindback twice in the middle frame.

Seidenberg gathered a drop pass from Brad Marchand and ripped a slap shot from the right point past Lindback on the far side at the 4:22 mark.

A takeaway by Shawn Thornton in the offensive zone resulted in Gregory Campbell sending a cross-ice pass that Paille hammered behind the Tampa Bay goalie at 13:31.

Rask turned away 12 shots in the third period to preserve his 16th career shutout.

"Overall I thought we played hard. We moved the puck quickly, and when there was a breakdown Tuukka (Rask) was there to make the big saves. I know if we keep playing that way we will only get better," Bruins coach Claude Julien said.

Game Notes

This game was originally scheduled to be played on Feb. 9, but a blizzard forced a postponement ... Boston improved to 11-2-1 against Southeast Division clubs this season ... Including the playoffs, the Lightning have won just five games all-time in Boston ... The Lightning lost their final seven road games and finished with a 6-16-2 record as a visitor this year ... Tampa Bay closes out its campaign by hosting Florida on Saturday.

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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