"We did what we wanted to do, and we're going home having got some big points," Bruins goalie Alex Auld said. "Sometimes coming home off a good road trip can be a little bit of a trap. You've got to make sure you're not too satisfied and make sure we don't let up at all."
Murray put the Bruins ahead 3-2 with a backhanded shot off a rebound during a 5-on-3 power play with 1:35 left in the second. The right wing made it 4-2 on a fluke goal 17 seconds into the third. Murray's shot from the slot was stopped by Lightning goalie Johan Holmqvist, but Tampa Bay defenseman Paul Ranger accidentally kicked the loose puck into the net.
"There's a lot of stuff going on," Lightning coach John Tortorella said. "A deadline is a deadline. How it's been conducted, there's so much information being put out there, it's unfair to the players. Deadlines are always tough for players, and I understand that."
Richards was the playoff MVP when Tampa Bay won the Stanley Cup in 2004.
"I really don't want to talk about that question, but obviously you never know," Richards said about a potential trade. "It's in the back of your mind. It's definitely hard to take another loss."
Prospal's power-play goal cut the Lightning's deficit to 4-3 with 2:16 to play in the third. Tampa Bay got another power-play chance with 1:27 to go, but Axelsson scored a short-handed goal 23 seconds later.
Darche put the Lightning up 1-0 with a short-handed goal from the low slot off a pass from Vincent Lecavalier at 4:43 of the first. It was his first goal in 33 games.
Lucic tied it at 1 with a power-play goal with 5:32 left in the first.
Boston took a 2-1 lead at 5:08 of the second when Stuart stopped a 21-game goal-scoring drought from the left point. Ouellet pulled the Lightning even at 2 at 11:12.
Holmqvist made a diving glove save on Marco Sturm just before Murray's goal in the second.
Bruins RW Chuck Kobasew didn't play due to a groin injury. He could return in a few days. ... Lecavalier has 24 assists and 40 points in 35 games against Boston.
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Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Mathieu Darche (5)
(Shorthanded) Assists: Vincent Lecavalier, Filip Kuba
Milan Lucic (7)
(Power Play) Assists: Phil Kessel, Dennis Wideman
Mark Stuart (3)
Assist: Marco Sturm
Michel Ouellet (8)
Assists: Brad Richards, Jan Hlavac
Glen Murray (13)
(Power Play) Assists: Zdeno Chara, Marc Savard
Glen Murray (14)
Vinny Prospal (29)
(Power Play) Assists: Dan Boyle, Johan Holmqvist