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Preview: Boston Bruins vs Tampa Bay Lightning - No Captain, My Captain?

No Chara, No Stamkos, who proves pivotal in this Atlantic division matchup?

Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Just the Facts

Who: Boston Bruins (11-10-0, 22 pts) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (13-8-1, 27 pts)

Where: TD Garden

When: 1 pm

How to Follow: NESN, SUN

Rival SBN site: Raw Charge

Game Notes

-Brad Marchand is questionable for this afternoon’s division bout, after he took an errant shot to the leg from Adam McQuaid in practice Saturday morning.

-There’s little to no update on Zdeno Chara’s status, he’s still considered "day-to-day" after Bruins training staff re-assessed the lower body injury that’s kept him out of the lineup the last two games.

-This is the first meeting between the B’s and the Bolts at TD Garden this season. The two squads met earlier in November, where Jimmy Hayes’ shootout winner in the 10th round gave the Black and Gold a 4-3 victory.

-The Lightning are coming off a tremendous stretch of games, 5-2-0 in their last 7 games, including a 5 game road trip were they went 4-1-0. Even without Captain Stamkos, the Bolts keep rolling along.

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to put up your Christmas trees (or Hanukkah bushes) cause it’s holiday time!

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