Lightning roll into The Hub to face the Bruins

The Bruins play host to the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight at TD Garden. The Lightning enter tonight's game with a 10-7-8 record and find themselves in the middle of the pack in the Eastern Conference. The Bolts are led by sophomore sensation Steve Stamkos, who is averaging better than a point per game with 29 points (17-12-29) through the first 25 games.

Know Your Enemy

Tampa Bay Lightning (10-7-8)

Head Coach: Rick "It's not a hockey related issue. It's a football thing." Tocchet

Season Series: 1st of 4 meetings

Leading Goal Scorers:


G A P +/- PIM
2009 - Steven Stamkos 17 12 29 3 14


G A P +/- PIM
2009 - Ryan Malone 15 8 23 8 18

Goaltending:


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Antero Niittymaki 13 771 6 3 28 2.18 408 380 .931 0


GP MIN W L T EGA GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2009 - Mike Smith 13 764 4 4 41 3.22 382 341 .893 0

Injury Report:


Boston Bruins Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Milan Lucic ankle 11/26/2009

Patrice Bergeron sat out Monday's practice after taking a shot to the leg, but is expected to play tonight.


Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries

No Injuries.


Notes:

- Adam Oates has been working as an assistant coach for the Lightning this season.

- Lightning defenseman Paul Ranger is currently on an indefinite leave of absence to deal with "personal matters".

- The Bruins will hold a press conference at approximately 11:15 am after the team finishes up with the morning skate to discuss Marc Savard's contract extension.

- Both teams have gone to overtime or a shootout 11 times this season. The Bruins are 6-5 in OT/SO games, while the Lightning are 3-8.

- The games starts at 7:00 and can be seen on NESN, Public Skate (open thread) starts right here a half hour before puck drop.

- For more on the Lightning, check out Raw Charge

Today's Obligatory Embarrassing Tampa Bay Fan YouTube Video

Since the Lightning don't really have fans, it was hard to find a video to post here. I guess I could have just posted Saw VI, but I decided to post a video of one of the most embarrassing sports fans on the planet: "The Happy Heckler". OK, so maybe he is a technically a Tampa Bay Rays fan, but I'm sure he has taken in a Bolts game or two.

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