The Bruins had to go 7 games to beat the Lightning last year in the playoffs, but much like the Canadiens it's been a rough year for the Lightning. Tampa is just 17-23-4 on the year and just 3-6-1 in their last 10 (losing 7 straight one of those in OT). They just can't get the goaltending they had last year, and really the only player that has been good is Stamkos.
The Bruins are going in having to play on back-to-back nights. They had to go to a SO to win last night, but they will have Thomas in net tonight, and when you got the best goalie in the league in net you're probably going to win. I think this game will be kind of close, because the Bruins have had to play a ton lately, but I just can't see them losing.
Bruins are just 1 point out of 1st in the East.
Bruins win 5-3
Player of the Game: Bergeron
Game starts at 7:30pm