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Smith scores in SO, Bruins beat Lightning 4-3

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Reilly Smith scored the lone shootout goal in the seventh round to lead the Boston Bruins past the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Saturday night.

Smith put an in-close shot between the pads of Ben Bishop. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask caught a break on Tampa Bay's seventh shootout attempt when Richard Panik hit the post.

The Bruins got regulation goals from Daniel Paille, Carl Soderberg and Johnny Boychuk.

Ondrej Palat, Mark Barberio and Valtteri Filppula scored for the Lightning.

Boston pulled even at 3 when Boychuk snapped a 20-game goal drought 8:11 into the third. The Bruins have outscored their opponents 78-43 during the third period this season.

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