The Bruins held on for a 2-1 home win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday at TD Garden, with Garnet Hathaway scoring the game-winner. Boston officially clinched the Atlantic Division title with the win, its first crown since 2020.
Things got wild as early as possible between the two teams, with a pair of scraps breaking out just nine seconds into the game. Hathaway and the Lightning’s Pat Maroon squared off in a heavyweight bout to land them both in the penalty box for five minutes. Jakub Lauko and Ross Colton crashed to the ice in a tussle of their own, with Colton earning the extra two minutes for roughing and putting the B’s on their first power play.