Lightning score quickly after Stamkos fight, beat Bruins 5-3

The Lightning stopped a 10-game losing streak against the Boston Bruins

Tampa Bay Lightning's Ondrej Palat, of Czech Republic, battles for the puck with Boston Bruins' Dennis Seidenberg, of Germany, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — J.T. Brown and Anton Stralman scored 15 seconds apart soon after Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos got into a fight, and the Lightning stopped a 10-game losing streak against the Boston Bruins with a 5-3 victory Sunday.

Tampa Bay also got goals from Vladislav Namestnikov, Jason Garrison and Ondrej Palat. The Lightning’s last win over Boston was on Mar. 13, 2012, a 6-1 victory.

Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara and Daniel Paille scored for the Bruins, who are 0-3-2 over their last five games and hold a one-point lead over Ottawa for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. The Senators have played two fewer games.

Less than a minute after Stamkos fought Boston’s Brad Marchand at 10:05 of the first, Brown (10:47) and Stralman (11:02) beat Tuukka Rask to put the Lightning up 3-1.

The Lightning trail Atlantic Division-leading Montreal by two points.

Namestnikov had tied it at 1 from in-close at 5:49 of first after Rask made a pair of saves.

Garrison made it 4-1 on his first goal in 40 games, which ended Rask’s night at 7:54 of the second. Niklas Svedberg replaced Rask.

Bergeron opened the scoring 33 seconds in, beating Ben Bishop from the slot. Chara got a power-play goal midway through the third.

Palat also had a third-period power-play goal before Paille scored in the final minute.

Bishop is 1-3-2 against Boston, while Rask dropped to 9-3-0 when playing the Lightning after giving up four goals on 12 shots.

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