Stanley Cup champs win 1st of season, 4-1 over TB
Saturday, October 8, 2011
BOSTON (AP) -- Rich Peverley scored twice and Brad Marchand assisted on both to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lighting and give the Stanley Cup champions their first win this season.
Tim Thomas made 25 saves for the Bruins in the rematch of the Eastern Conference finals. Boston won that series -- with Thomas posting a 1-0 shutout in Game 7 -- and went on to earn its first NHL title since 1972.
Tyler Seguin also had a pair of assists for Boston, which raised its sixth championship banner on Thursday night before losing to the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1.
Martin St. Louis scored for the Lightning, and Mathieu Garon stopped 38 shots.