Boston Bruins (38-5-4, first within the Atlantic Division) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (30-15-1, third within the Atlantic Division)
Tampa, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Boston Bruins after Corey Perry’s two-goal sport towards the Minnesota Wild within the Lightning’s 4-2 win.
Tampa Bay has gone 30-15-1 general with an 8-5-0 report in Atlantic Division play. The Lightning have an 8-2-0 report in video games determined by a objective.
Boston has gone 38-5-4 general with an 8-3-2 report in Atlantic Division play. The Bruins are 7-2-1 in video games determined by a single objective.
Thursday’s sport is the third time these groups meet this season. The Bruins received 5-3 within the earlier assembly.
TOP PERFORMERS: Steven Stamkos has 24 targets and 31 assists for the Lightning. Nikita Kucherov has six targets and 9 assists over the past 10 video games.
Brad Marchand has 15 targets and 30 assists for the Bruins. David Krejci has two targets and 9 assists over the past 10 video games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 6-4-0, averaging 3.7 targets, 6.2 assists, 5.5 penalties and 15.2 penalty minutes whereas giving up 2.9 targets per sport.
Bruins: 9-1-0, averaging 4.1 targets, 6.9 assists, 4.5 penalties and 11.7 penalty minutes whereas giving up 1.4 targets per sport.
INJURIES: Lightning: Rudolfs Balcers: out (upper-body).
Bruins: Jake DeBrusk: out (fibula), Tomas Nosek: out (foot).
The Related Press created this story utilizing expertise supplied by Information Skrive and information from Sportradar.