Bruins rematch against the Lightning

BOSTON, MA - MAY 27: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates off the ice after being injured in the second period of Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Bruins during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 27, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The last time the Bruins and the Lightning met was May 27th in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. Nathan Horton scored the only goal of the game to win it for the Bruins and send them to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1990. Last season Boston was 3-1-0 against Tampa Bay including an 8-1 pounding in early December. 

Injuries:
Tampa Bay Lightning
- Mattias Ohlund (knee)
- Scott Jackson (knee)
(both on IR)

Boston Bruins
- Steven Kampfer (knee)

Notes

- This will be the first NESN broadcast of the season and the first time with no Kathryn Tappen

- Boston has not started a season with back-to-back losses in six years

- The Bruins also dropped their first game of the season last year and it was also a loss to Ilya Bryzgalov

- Adam McQuaid, who missed Thursday's game with a fever, participated in the full practice this morning and is expected to be in the line up

- Tim Thomas and Shawn Thornton did not participate in the morning skate

- Tuukka Rask is expected to start in goal tonight for the Bruins

- Benoit Pouliot and Matt Bartkowski are the healthy scratches

- The Lightning opened their season last night against the Carolina Hurricanes and won 5-1 with two of those goals coming on the power play

- The last time the Bruins and Lightning played each other, Steven Stamkos got a puck to the face.

- Both Stamkos and Martin St. Louis got two points in their opener

Projected Lineup:

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Nathan Horton
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Rich Peverley 
Jordan Caron - Chris Kelly - Tyler Seguin
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara - Joe Corvo
Dennis Seidenberg - Johnny Boychuk
Andrew Ference - Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask
Tim Thomas

Puck Drop:
7:00 P.M.

Broadcasts:
TV: NESN
Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub

Bruins/Lightning Throwback:

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