“Now we’ve got to pick ourselves up and see what we’re made of,” Cooper said. “It’s a tough one for the game. You want to see guys that have ‘It’ and Steven Stamkos has ‘It.’ Now we’ll see what we’re made of. You talk about a test, this is a test.”
Boston won its third straight.
NOTES: Stamkos’ streak of scoring a goal was stopped at six games. ... Boston won its seventh straight against Tampa Bay. ... The Bruins’ Krug, Dennis Seidenberg, David Krejci, Johnny Boychuk and Matt Bartkowski each bought $2,500 of tickets that were given to military members and their families, who had a chance to meet the players after the game. ... It was the 80th meeting between the franchises. Boston has won 51. ... The Bruins wore military-style camouflage jerseys during warm-ups. ... It was the Lightning’s second of a three-game road trip. They play at Montreal tonight. ... Boston is off until hosting Columbus on Thursday. ... The game was the opener of an NHL-NBA doubleheader. The Celtics were slated to face Orlando at night.