Tampa Bay Lightning rally past Boston Bruins for 59th victory; all-time win record in sight
With five games left in the regular season, history is the only thing the Tampa Bay Lightning have to play for.
The NHL’s best team is still plenty motivated.
Steven Stamkos scored twice and finished with four points, and the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Lightning became the fourth NHL team to win at least 59 games in a season, rallying from two goals down to beat the Boston Bruins 5-4 on Monday night.
With four more victories, Tampa Bay (59-14-4) would surpass the league record of 62, set by the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings.
The only other franchise to win at least 59 was the Montreal Canadiens, who did it in 1976-77 (60 wins) and 1977-78 (59).
Both of those Montreal teams went on to win the Stanley Cup.