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Bruins vs. Lightning Preview: The Florida Trip Continued

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Just the Facts:

Game Time: 7:00 PM, Tampa Bay Times Forum. TV Broadcast: NESN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub

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Records: Bruins 4-2-0 vs. Lightning 5-2-0

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Panthers Lines:

Ryan Malone - Steven Stamkos - Brett Connolly
Richard Panik - Alex Killorn - Valterri Filppula
Ondrej Palat - Tyler Johnson - Teddy Purcell
BJ Crombeen - Nate Thompson - Pierre-Cedric Labrie
Radko Gudas - Matt Carle
Sami Salo - Victor Hedman
Eric Brewer - Andrej Sustr
Ben Bishop
Anders Lindback

Bruins Lines:

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Reilly Smith - Patrice Bergeron - Loui Eriksson
Jordan Caron - Chris Kelly - Brad Marchand
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara - Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg - Matt Bartkowski
Dougie Hamilton - Torey Krug
Tuukka Rask
Chad Johnson


Another Flortheast division matchup tonight, this time against the team directly ahead of the Bruins in the standings. The Bruins delivered Tampa one of their two losses already this season, beating Anders Lindback on opening night for a 3-1 win. They'll see a few changes tonight, including in goal: Ben Bishop will get the start at the Tampa Bay Times Forum tonight.

There's been no indication that Brad Marchand will slide back up to his spot on the second line, and really, he shouldn't. Reilly Smith looked great in Thursday's game against the Panthers, on a line with Patrice Bergeron and Loui Eriksson - and has the numbers to back that up.

Still no word on who will sit for Carl Soderberg, if anyone.

On defense, the Adam McQuaid-less Bruins looked decent Thursday night. It'd be good to see that experiment again against the Lightning tonight. In net, Tuukka Rask opted out of morning skate, and will likely be tonight's starter. (Anyone want to start betting on when we'll see Chad Johnson get his first start?)

Here is Raw Charge's game preview.


A shorthanded penalty shot goal! How ridiculous.