Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Bruins continued their mastery of Tampa Bay with a 3-0 blanking in a Veterans Day matinee, a contest that saw the Lightning's star sniper Steven Stamkos removed from the ice on a stretcher.
Stamkos was backchecking on a play in the Tampa Bay zone in the second period when he got tangled with Boston defenseman Dougie Hamilton. Stamkos fell to the ice and slid feet-first before his lower right leg slammed into the right post.
The 23-year-old forward, who was riding a six-game goal streak, tried to get up, but fell back to the ice in obvious pain. After being tended to by medical personnel, he was taken off on a stretcher with 7:11 remaining in the period and transported to a Boston hospital for X-rays.
Later in the middle stanza, the Bruins got goals 20 seconds apart from Patrice Bergeron and Daniel Paille.
Jarome Iginla added an empty-net tally with 59 seconds remaining in the third period for the Bruins, who have won three games in a row and posted their seventh consecutive win against the Lightning.
Tuukka Rask recorded his 18th career shutout with 28 saves.
Anders Lindback stopped 23 shots for Tampa Bay in his first action since Oct. 27.