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Lightning in the forecast for Bruins

The Bruins will look for their third straight win when they host the Tampa Lightning at the TD Garden tonight. The Lightning enter tonight's contest as losers of 5 out of their last 6 games, but are coming off a 3-2 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

Injury Report

Boston Bruins Injuries


Player Injury Type Injury Date
Vladimir Sobotka head 03/24/2010

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Marc Savard concussion 03/08/2010

Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Mattias Ohlund ankle 03/12/2010
Ryan Malone knee 03/16/2010


- This is the 4th and final meeting of the season between the Bruins and Lightning. The Bruins lead the season series 2-1.

- The Lightning are 10-20-6 on the road this season.

- Vladimir Sobotka is doubtful for tonight's game after leaving Tuesday night's game against Atlanta after getting his bell rung on a hit from Evgeny Artyukhin. Peter Chiarelli said that Sobotka is feeling better and will be re-evaluated before being cleared to play.

- The Lightning have the 9th ranked power play in the league (18.8%).

- The Bruins were given the day off on Wednesday after their 4-0 shutout of the Thrashers in Atlanta on Tuesday night.

- Shocking stat from the Associated Press' preview of tonight's game: "The Bruins still haven't scored more than two goals in a game at home since a 4-0 win over Atlanta on Dec. 30"

- There is speculation that Bruins prospect and Denver University sophomore Joe Colborne will turn pro after his college season ends. For more on Joe, check out my interview with him from last month.

- The game starts at 7:00 and will air on NESN. The Public Skate open thread starts at 6:30.

- For more on the game, check out our Tampa Bay counterparts from SB Nation, Raw Charge.

Today's Obligatory Embarrassing Lightning YouTube Video


OK, so this video wasn't really embarrassing. I mean, the fans chanting "mullet" was pretty awesome. The mismanagement by the men on that stage, however was very embarrassing.