After falling behind 2-0 after the first 20 minutes of play, the Boston Bruins rallied back with three unanswered goals against the Tampa Bay Lightning this afternoon at TD Garden to earn their sixth straight win and temporarily leap frog the Montreal Canadiens for first place in the Northeast Division (the Canadiens take on the Penguins tonight). Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley and Brad Marchand had the goals for the B’s, and Anton Khudobin stopped 20 of 22 shots to earn the victory.
Game 14: Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Thursday, February 21st, 7:30pm, Tampa Bay Times Forum, Tampa Bay, FL
TV: NESN, NHL Network (US), SUN Tampa Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub
Just a day after it appeared the Bruins would likely be shorthanded on their current trip to the Sunshine State, all seven players that missed practice yesterday were accounted for as the team took to the ice at the Tampa Bay Times Forum for their last full practice before tomorrow night’s game with the Lightning. Despite a hot start the Bolts have cooled off recently, going 4-5-1 in their last 10 games, but with offensive threats like Steven Stamkos and Marty St. Louis, the Black and Gold will have their work cut out for themselves.
Game 10: Boston Bruins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Saturday, February 9th, 7pm, TD Garden, Boston
TV: NESN, SUN-Lightning Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub
In a bit of an eerie twist to Nemo, there were numerous flashes of lightning last night as the storm raged across New England. It was a rare sight to see yet somehow appropriate given that the Tampa Bay Lightning are (somewhat miraculously) in town to face the Bruins tonight at the Garden, after the game was moved from its original 1pm start time. This will be yet another big test for the Bruins in this shortened season, as Tampa sits atop the Southeast Division and comes in with a league-leading 42 goals scored. Tonight would be an inopportune time for the Bruins to put up a poor defensive performance.