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Bruins vs. Lightning Preview: It's not supposed to snow tonight, right? Ok.

Oh please no more rescheduled games

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Just the Facts

Game Time: 7:00 PM, TD Garden, Boston, MA. TV Broadcast: NESN. Radio Broadcast: 98.5 The Sports Hub.

Records: Bruins (27-13-5, 59 points, second in the East) vs. Lightning (18-24-4, 40 points, 14th in the East)

The Other Side's SB Nation Site: Raw Charge

Get Tickets here: Boston Bruins Tickets

Lightning projected lines:

Malone - Lecavalier - Tyrell
St. Louis - Stamkos - Purcell
Panik - Pyatt -Killorn
Labrie - Thompson - Crombeen

Brewer - Carle
Salo - Hedman
Aulie - Gudas


Bruins projected lines:

Marchand - Bergeron - Seguin
Lucic - Krejci - Peverley
Soderberg - Kelly - Jagr
Paille - Campbell - Thornton

Chara - Seidenberg
McQuaid - Redden
Ference - Boychuk



Feels good to finally be getting this game out of the way. This end of season crunch really sucks.

Does anyone else realize that Martin St. Louis is quietly putting together an Art Ross campaign? I was watching the Kings - Red Wings game last night and they had a graphic on showing the top points-getters in the league and Marty is in the lead. What a career that guy has had.

Tampa's a funny team right now. They've got so many weapons up front, and over the entire course of the season, they've actually outscored their opponents 145-143. It's unprecedented for a team to have two scorers (Steven Stamkos, Marty St. Louis) leading the league in points and yet still not make the playoffs. What is a defense, I guess.

Tonight is a must-win for the Bruins, as Montreal is also in action against Winnipeg, if the Bruins want to secure that #2 seed - although I guess the same could have been said for the last game and the game before that. Nathan Horton remains out of the lineup with a hand injury; aside from that, lines project to be the same as they were against Philidelphia on Tuesday.

It appears that Dougie Hamilton will sit again tonight. It feels like this needs to be addressed again: don't forget that Hamilton played something close to 30 games in the OHL before the season actually started. He's up around 75 games played now; this is likely just a rest period before the playoffs. No need to panic.