The Tampa Bay Lightning received a vintage performance from an old man Tuesday, and a standard (meaning stellar) job by a still young man.

But neither could keep the Lightning from suffering a 5-2 loss to the Boston Bruins before 17,565 at TD Garden.

Dwayne Roloson, the Lightning's 42-year-old goaltender, had 33 saves to keep Tampa Bay within reach, while Steven Stamkos, the NHL's leading goal scorer, had two and barely missed a third.

However, three unanswered goals (the last into an empty net) snapped the Lightning's modest winning streak at three games.

"(Roloson) kept us in it," Tampa Bay winger Marty St. Louis said. "We had opportunities, obviously. It was a much closer game than it showed, score wise. But obviously we got outshot pretty bad (38-18). They are a tough team to play against in their barn."